Republican Attorney General Hit With Multiple Allegations Of Groping, Could Lose Law License
Attorney General Curtis Hill (R-Indiana) will face a hearing and could lose his law license after a professional misconduct complaint alleged he groped four women at a bar while drunk last year.
The complaint may cause his law license to be revoked, making him unable to be the attorney general, The Associated Press reported Saturday.
Hill denies the allegations from one state lawmaker and three staffers who the attorney general groped them during an Indianapolis party for the end of the 2018 legislative session. He will testify at the hearing, the news agency says.
The women — Niki DaSilva, Samantha Lozano, Gabrielle McLemore and state Congresswoman Mara Candelaria Reardon — filed a lawsuit against Hill in June, saying the reporting procedures do not “adequately protect” employees.
The suit alleges that Hill put his hands under Candelaria Reardon’s clothes and grasped her buttocks of her and another legislative staffer. He reportedly inappropriately touched to other staffers and told women at the party they needed to “show a little skin” to get faster service at the bar, according to the AP.
Several lawmakers have called for the attorney general to resign, including Gov. Eric Holcomb (R), House Speaker Brian Bosma (R) and state Senate Majority Leader David Long (R).
After the hearing, former state Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby will have a week to report her findings and recommendations.
Hill is facing temporary suspension or permanent removal of his law license, according to the AP.