Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, a Republican, was accused of acting sexually inappropriately towards several women in a bar. He has denied the allegations.
(Indiana Attorney General’s Office)
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is facing calls to resign after several women accused him of sexual misconduct.
Six women who claimed that Hill exhibited sexually inappropriate behavior at a party in a downtown bar in March, an 8-page memo, by the Indianapolis Star
Hill touches on allegedly indecent, at least one legislator, and three legislative staff at the party, according to the memo. The legislature, said Hill, who was intoxicated, ran his hands up her back down and slid them under her clothes, grabbed her buttocks. She said she told him to “back off” and later he did it again, The Indianapolis Star reported.
Another woman said Hill approached her at the bar and rubbed your back until you can go left to the toilet. And still others accused Hill of women to say, “show a little skin” in order to get free drinks or better service, the newspaper said.
Hill, a Republican, has denied the allegations, which he said they were “deeply troubling.”
To “any time, my behavior is inappropriate I have to touch the every, who said in an inappropriate way,” Hill said in a statement to Fox News.
He said the bar was already “very full” and described the atmosphere as “light and cozy, as you would expect in a bar.”
“I interacted with several people to talk, to laugh and to tell stories,” he said.
“I have never been contacted by any investigators. I have not been informed who has these allegations nor have I been provided with a due process with respect to these malicious insinuations,” Hill claimed, adding that it had a “fundamental lack of fairness to this whole process.”
“The lack of due process in relation to these pre-judicial investigation is on,” he continued. “I never got a copy of the “confidential” report with the specific allegations against me.”
Legislative leaders told The Indianapolis Star she completed an investigation “the matter was addressed with the attorney General, to the satisfaction of the employees involved.”
A woman told the newspaper she was satisfied that the investigation has been carried out and that the women affected were treated fairly, although she was “disappointed that nothing can be done, to censorship him formally.”
“This was a pattern of behavior that was witnessed by many,” she said.
Indiana democratic party Chairman John Zody called the accusations “beyond disturbing and completely inappropriate in a professional or social environment, for any person, much less a state-wide elected official with such responsibility.”
“We believe that there are several allegations against the attorney-General ernst, and material raising a doubt whether he is effectively the duties of his office,” Zody said in a statement, they called on hill to resign.
Kyle Hupfer, Indiana GOP Chairman, said he was “continue to learn more about the details of the investigation” into the allegations.
“It is important to be clear: the Republican party, we have zero tolerance for sexual harassment, and that is the standard we should hold on to,” he said in a statement. “Actions such as those alleged have no place in public life or anywhere else.”
Hill, a former Elkhart County Prosecutor, was considered a rising Republican star. He was the largest vote getter in Indiana history when he was elected to office in 2016.
In may, he was the audience instead of warmed up in a rally, the President of Trump in Hill’s native Elkhart. He also visited the White house several times since his office trump took.
The women’s testimonies have been compiled by Taft Stettinius & Hollister law firm requires a legislative leader, The Indianapolis Star reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.