Fmr. Rep. Katie Hill claims Twitter account was hacked by fmr. staffer



FILE – In this April 3, 2019, file photo, then Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., talks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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UPDATED 12:25 PM PT – Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Former Democrat Rep. Katie Hill’s official government Twitter account was recently breached by someone claiming to be her former staffer.

The alleged hacking occurred Tuesday night after Blumhouse Productions announced Hill’s story was being made into a movie adaptation. The tweets criticized the former lawmaker for claiming to be a victim when the story of her nontraditional relationship with a female staffer initially broke.

An alleged staffer claimed the real story was one of “workplace abuse and harassment” and went on to paint Hill as a predator. The staffer wrote that while Katie was a victim of her husband’s own abuse, she was a known perpetrator of sexual harassment in her office and workplace.

Hill notably resigned from her position as California’s 25th district representative following her admission of a romantic involvement with a campaign staffer, which she admitted was “inappropriate.”

A House ethics committee had discovered the entanglement, which led them to launch an investigation into the situation. According a former staffer, not only was the relationship an abuse of power, but Hill also used her position to harass and manipulate members of her campaign staff.

The tweets suggested her former staff does not believe she has done enough to end the pattern of abuse and misconduct in her own life.

In the meantime, the alleged staffer has yet to be identified. Hill has said her account information was turned in to the House clerk when she resigned.

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