Katie Hill Claims Anonymous Former Staff Calling Her ‘Abusive’ Are Actually Hackers

Hollywood project in the works to portray Hill as hero despite sex scandal involving subordinates

Rep. Katie Hill (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
• October 7, 2020 12:47 pm


Ex-congresswoman Katie Hill on Wednesday claimed her congressional Twitter account was "hacked" after alleged former staffers used it to denounce the Hollywood adaptation of Hill's memoir.

"Thanks to all who let me know my government official twitter account was hacked," Hill tweeted, adding that she had reported the hack to Twitter.

The disgraced former congresswoman's comments were in response to a tweet thread an hour earlier Wednesday morning, in which someone claiming to be "former staff" made the case that Hill took sexual advantage of subordinates.

"Katie Hill is not a hero for women," the anonymous tweeter wrote, expressing disappointment that Hollywood is lionizing Hill given her "workplace abuse and harassment."

"Katie took advantage of her subordinates," the person wrote.

The author of the tweets also cautioned that a proper telling of Hill's story would require "more nuance," unlike, presumably, Hill's memoir She Will Rise. Hill dodged an investigation by the House Ethics Committee and was never held accountable for her sexual misconduct, the alleged staffer said.

Hill resigned in disgrace last October following reports of affairs with two members of her staff. Photos of her were published proving she had been part of a romantic "throuple" with her now ex-husband and a female member of her campaign staff. Hill admitted to the affair with her campaign staffer but denied other allegations. The House Ethics Committee was investigating Hill for sexual misconduct at the time of her resignation.

Hill said in her memoir that she's taken "full responsibility" for her actions, but she also suggested her resignation could have been a product of misogyny and called her affairs a "gray area." However, congressional ethics rules prohibit affairs with staffers, and the New York Times‘s review of the book called her affair an "unambiguous ethical violation."