Indiana-Republican staff member has publicly called for Attorney General Curtis Hill accused, also a Republican, of groping her at a party.
(Indiana Attorney General’s Office)
Come to Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill continues to rebuff calls for his resignation over several allegations of sexual misconduct, as a Republican staff member has to the front, to accuse publicly him grope you at a party.
Earlier this month, The Indianapolis Star, a memo received, the stories of six women, said Hill, a Republican from sexually inappropriate comments and groping several women while drunk at a party in March.
Hill has denied what he called the “malicious and false” statements.
But Niki DaSilva, legislative assistant at Indiana Senate Republican Caucus, said she is one of the women who experienced Hill’s inappropriate behavior – the identified in the report as “employee A.”
In a guest post for The Indianapolis Star, DaSilva said, she was shocked at first, as Hill told her, and to show a group of women, “a little skin” while you were waiting to be served at the bar. You said the comment you left so “stunned” that her “mouth fell open.”
But it was as if she was ready to leave, a colleague asked, that you are not left alone with Hill, DaSilva said.
“I could not leave it alone, so I positioned myself between the co-worker, and the attorney General serve as a buffer,” she said. “After a few moments, attorney General hill put his hand on my back. I was surprised by this gesture, because we never had a conversation before that night. I felt his hand start back to my slip slowly.”
“I was surprised by this gesture, because we never had a conversation before that night. I felt his hand start back to my slip slowly.”
– Niki Da Silva
“I didn’t want to drove attention to his actions, so I tried to push his hand away discreetly with my free hand,” you. “When our hands met, to remove instead of this nudge as a cue, removing his hand from my back, he grabbed my hand and pulled both of our hands over my ass, lingering there, before I free myself.”
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After the night at the party, DaSilva said she told a few people about the alleged incident, but no one thought that anything would happen if we tried to fix it,” because of his position of power. It was not until the democratic state REP Mara Candelaria Reardon approached her, that she learned about the complaint, the legislature had submitted.
Apart from DaSilva and Candelaria Reardon, Gabriele McLemore, a spokeswoman for the Indiana Senate Democrats, has also publicly accused hill of fail.
“There is an obvious difference in the way the attorney general and I, together with the other women, interpreted these incidents, and his response gives little evidence of contrition, such as his decisions have influenced the other,” wrote da Silva, adding, “Let me be clear: This is not a witch hunt, nor is it a political question. This is a question of respect, safety and basic human rights.”
Hill said that the allegations against him are false and mocked the lack of due process, which he has given.
“I would have never thought could happen,” Hill said at a news conference, according to WXIN-TV. “And yet, here I am. I stand before you a man condemned. Condemned without trial. Sentenced without notice. Condemned, without the benefit of one of the fundamental rights, the ensure the fairness.”
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“This is America. And in America, we can not the meaning of innocent until guilt is overlooked is proven. I was not granted fairness in this investigation,” he said.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, state House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate leader David Long – all Republicans – have called to reported the hills to step down, The Indianapolis Star.
“We do not believe that Curtis Hill, as chief law enforcement officer of the state of Indiana, can continue his duties to fulfil, nor should he, and we call for his immediate resignation,” the three men said.
A special Prosecutor, who has not been named, has been approved by a County to help the judge, the state’s government watchdog to investigate the allegations.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.