The attorneys representing Rep. Katie Hill, California, on Thursday sent a letter of resignation and denial to DailyMail, urging the British tabloid to remove naked photos from its website, which it claims depict a freshman congresswoman and that Hill allegations were released without her consent. reports.
Attorneys Mark Elias and Rachel Jacobs of the Perkins Coie Company wrote to DailyMail executive editor Candace Trunzo on behalf of Hill, threatening swift court action if the photos – one of which alleged Hill naked – were not immediately Downloaded,
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ready to take whatever steps are necessary to protect her rights and protect herself from an unprecedented, unjustified and extremely insulting invasion of privacy, "the lawyers wrote, according to a copy of a letter received by The Hill.
DailyMail published a series of naked photos on Thursday k, which the newspaper claims shows Hill and a former campaign employee, the story comes after RedState.com reported last week that Hill, who is openly bisexual, developed "long-term sexual relations" with an unnamed employee, who eventually went into the "lair" with Hill and her husband, Kenny Heslep ̵
Hill acknowledged the "inappropriate" relationship with the employee before she took office in 2018, but denies any romantic affair, something that would violate the rules of the House and apologize to voters, Politico reported. The House Ethics Committee is investigating the allegations, the Washington Post reports.
Hill's lawyers on Thursday also categorically denied allegations made in DailyMail's history that one of the naked photos proves that Hill has a Nazi-era Iron Cross tattoo. Elias and Jacobs argue that the British tabloid is guilty of slander for making such allegations, making a claim for defamation in the state of California.
"The claim that Representative Hill has Nazi images of his body in the form of a tattoo is incorrect. and defamatory, "said Elijah and Jacobs, according to Politico. "We require that you immediately cease and desist from posting these abuses and false images. The continued publication of these images by your outlets or others will require a legal response. "
" You have also exposed your publication to the grave legal implications for California of some of the strongest criminal laws in the United States against the secret generation and distribution of private, sexual images – Elijah and Jacobs continued. "Therefore, the California Penal Code makes it a criminal offense to" deliberately disseminate the image of an intimate part of the body or parts of another recognizable person. "
RedState also reports that Hill has had an extramarital affair with Graham Kelly, its male lawmaker and former campaign finance director, for at least one year. According to RedState, the alleged affair was why Heslep, who married Hill in 2010, filed for divorce. Hill denied Kelly's alleged affair. RedState's story includes a naked picture, but it was unclear whether Hill's lawyers would send a termination and denial letter to the Conservatives' blog in addition to that sent to DailyMail.
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Also Thursday, Hill said the US Capitol Police was "investigating the situation and potential legal violations of those who publish and distribute the photos." She said the photos included her and "another individual" and declined to comment. Hill is the vice chairman of the House Oversight Committee and a freshman liaison with Democratic leaders. In 2018, she ceded the incumbent Republican and is one of the few openly bisexual members of Congress.
Joseph Wolfson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.