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Attorney General Hill Called ‘Predatory’ In Day Two Of Disciplinary Hearing

By Brandon Smith, IPB News | Published on in Government, Law
Attorney General Curtis Hill walks into the Indiana Supreme Court courtroom during the second day of his attorney disciplinary hearing. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Attorney General Curtis Hill walks into the Indiana Supreme Court courtroom during the second day of his attorney disciplinary hearing. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

Witnesses on day two of Curtis Hill’s disciplinary hearing say the Attorney General was “impaired,” “creepy” and “predatory” at a party last year.

A dozen people testified Tuesday at the hearing at which Hill is defending his law license.

It was a post-legislative session party in 2018 where four women say Curtis Hill groped them without their consent. Most of the witnesses Tuesday were called to corroborate the women’s accounts.

Hill’s attorneys kept trying to get the witnesses to describe Hill’s behavior as “gregarious” or “flirtatious.” But witnesses – most of them legislative staffers, from both parties – said it was creepy. One employee, Senate Republican staffer Donna Smith, called him “predatory” and says she saw Hill rub up against multiple women as they tried to pass by him at the bar.

House Speaker Brian Bosma and former Senate leader David Long testified about what happened in the wake of the incident – including an investigation by a private law firm hired by legislative leaders. It became clear in that testimony that before the accusations became public, Bosma and Long both believed the matter had been resolved. They only called for Hill to resign days after the allegations were published.

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