The posters went on to say on a 10-part Twitter thread that Hill’s story “was also about abuse and harassment in the workplace.” Hill “can be both a victim and a perpetrator,” they wrote, arguing that she “is not a heroine for women”.
“Katie Hill has never been investigated by the House Ethics Committee, nor has she been held accountable by anyone other than herself,” the posters wrote. “We encourage everyone to think deeply before taking their word at face value.”
Hill, a Democrat elected in 2018 to represent California’s 25th Congressional District, resigned last October on charges of inappropriate sexual relations with employees in her office and during her Congressional campaign.
At the time of her resignation, Hill was being investigated by the House Ethics Committee on allegations of inappropriate sexual relationship with a male Congressional officer. She had denied this allegation but admitted an “inappropriate” relationship with a female campaign worker.
Amid the scandal, several nude photos of Hill were released by conservative media accusing her of an “abusive” husband she had divorced at the time.
In their Wednesday messages, the anonymous posters stated that Hill “took advantage of her subordinates” and “inflicted immense harm on the people who worked for her, many of whom were young women just starting out in politics.”
“Believe us when we say: It’s not just about who starts it, but also who finishes it,” the posters wrote. “And while Katie is certainly the survivor of the abuse, we are not sure that she has acted enough to end her own patterns of inappropriate and abusive behavior.”
Hill addressed the news in a tweet sent from her personal account less than an hour later, claiming that her old government account had been hacked.
“Control of my account was returned to the domestic worker as soon as I resigned, including password changes and access restrictions,” she said wrote. “God knows who hacked it from there. Reported to @twitter. “
In a farewell speech from the House, Hill condemned the “double standards” imposed on women in politics. She insisted that she “would refuse to let this experience scare off other women who dare to take risks, who dare to step into this light, who dare to be powerful”.
Republican Mike Garcia won the special election for Hill’s seat in May, defeating Democrat Christy Smith in a closely watched race for the Congressional District in suburban southern California.
Hill, whose book was published in August, confirmed the news of his upcoming adjustment on Twitter Tuesday night. Write that she was “so honored to be played by the legendary Elisabeth Moss and thrilled to work with this incredible team”. Hill is assigned to the executive producer of the project.