INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – On Monday morning, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill responded to allegations that he inappropriately touched four women at an Indianapolis bar during a March end-of-session party.
Hill began his remarks by saying that as both a prosecuting attorney and attorney general he has respected the rule and process of law afforded by The Constitution, but that he has not been given that same right.
Hill said during the press conference that he “stood before you a condemned man” and refused to stepped down, even though many lawmakers, including Governor Eric Holcomb have called for his resignation. Hill said he “wished he would’ve reached out to me regarding these accusations, before rushing to judgment.”
Hill went on to call the allegations false and that in this age of social media there is “an appetite for destruction.”
He ended his remarks by saying that he looks forward to the proper time and place to tell his side of the story and refusing to take any questions.
“A week ago I had a name and I want my name back,” Hill said as he ended the press conference.
The events-in-question are to have happened at a legislative end-of-session party on March 15 at AJ’s Lounge. During that party Hill is accused of inappropriately touching four women.
One of those women who has accused Hill of inappropriately touching her is Democratic State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon of Munster. On Friday, July 6, Reardon, wrote a column for The Northwest Indiana Times that details her being grabbed by Hill.
Also, on July 6, Indiana Inspector General Lori Torres announced that her office would be conducting an investigation into the allegations.
On July 5, several lawmakers and Governor Eric Holcomb publicly called for Hill’s resignation.