Curtis T. Hill Jr., Indiana State Attorney General, got his license to practice law suspended for a month on the 13th of May 2020 over a sexual harassment incident from 2018. Four women accused Hill of inappropriately touching and groping them at 2018 party.
Hill Is A Rising Star In The Republican Party
59 year old Hill made history in 2016 when he became the first African American to ever get elected as the top law enforcement official in Indiana. Hill has accepted the ruling issued by the state Supreme Court with respect and humility. His suspension is set to commence on May 18th.
The married father of five stated that his staff at the Office of the Attorney General has worked tirelessly for Hoosiers and will continue to do so. The five judge panel at the state Supreme Court found clear and convincing evidence about Hill’s misdemeanor battery and that his conduct violated Indiana Professional Conduct Rules.
Hills Accused of Predatory Behavior
The complaints stem from a March 2018 party at a bar in Indianapolis. The party was attended by lobbyists, lawmakers, and several legislative staffers. Hill was accused of circling the bar repeatedly and touching at least four women. One of them was the then state Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon. She is now a Democratic candidate for Congress which is a party that has been having one sexual harassment episode after another – California probably being the worst for the Democrats – despite this relatively are sexual harassment issue with a Republican.
Reardon accused Hill of touching her bare back and rubbing his hand across her buttocks without express consent according to the complaint. Three other legislative staffers claimed they experienced similar behavior. One of the 20 year olds claimed Hill put his arm around her waist and pulled her towards him while another accused him of groping her buttocks.
All four women were unequivocal and clear in their individual testimonies regarding Hill’s actions. All actions were witnessed by several other people at the bar. After the Russian hoax and the impeachment scam – some people are wondering if this really happened.
Understanding Sexual Harassment in Indiana
Sexual harassment has become all too common in Indiana workplaces. It is an employer’s responsibility to prevent and correct any form of sexual harassment in their place of employment. Otherwise, victims have a right to consult with a sexual harassment lawyer to file a lawsuit.
Sexual harassment can be described as any unwanted sexual action towards a co-worker or another person, including:
- Sending unwelcome emails, notes, sexual texts, pictures, or other communications
- Lewd jokes or comments
- Requests for sexual favors
- Unwelcome advances
- Unwelcome touching, grabbing, or groping
There are two forms of sexual harassment – hostile work environment and quid pro quo. It is vital that victims get in touch with an experienced sexual harassment attorney since both forms of harassment need to be dealt with differently.