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Women Who Accuse Curtis Hill Of Sexual Misconduct Take Case To State Court

Brandon Smith
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IPB News

Four women who accuse Attorney General Curtis Hill of sexual misconduct are suing the Republican official in state court after their federal case has been, so far, unsuccessful.

The Indiana Supreme Court temporarily suspended Hill’s law license in May after it found he criminal battered the women – Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster), Gabrielle Brock, Niki DaSilva and Samantha Lozano.

But a federal judge back in March said the allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation did not violate any federal law or the U.S. Constitution. The judge did, however, leave the door open for a civil suit in state court.

And now, the women are pursuing that angle while also appealing their case in federal court.

Hill recently lost his re-election bid in a narrow vote by Republican convention delegates for the GOP nomination.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.