“The inappropriate and inexcusable behaviors exhibited by Attorney General Hill were experienced by multiple women of both political parties, from both chambers and in varying positions within the legislature.” Niki DaSilva-Republican legislative assistant
July 12, 2018-A Republican legislative assistant has come forward, identifying herself as Individual A in a report detailing allegations of inappropriate conduct by Attorney General Curtis Hill. In a report that was leaked to the Indianapolis Star, 4 women describe inappropriate conduct by AG Hill in the early morning hours of March 15, 2018. The incidents occurred just after 1:00 a.m. at an Indianapolis bar. The legislative session ended at 12:00 midnight on December 14, 2018 and, as is custom, many from the general assembly went out after. State Representative Mara Candelaria Reardon was the first go public and has made the most damning allegations against Hill describing the incident as a “sexual battery.” According to Candelaria Reardon, Attorney General Hill slid his hand down her back and under her clothing. At least two other legislative employees have alleged that AG Hill rubbed their backs in a similar, inappropriate, fashion. One described an inappropriate hug.
AG Hill has denied the allegations and described them as a witch hunt. In fact, we received the letter drafted by DaSilva from an official news release from the Office of Attorney General Curtis Hill. The headline of the release read “Accuser sought guidance to strengthen attack on Attorney General Curtis Hill.” In the body of the e-mail, AG Hill attempted to discredit the story of the accuser:
“In her draft ‘story,’ she editorialized her recollection of
events. And she asked for help, stating: ‘This is the final draft for
my statement attached. Please let me know if there are any grammatical
errors or phrases that need to be changed/strengthened/eliminated.’
“It’s clear that the integrity of this investigation is compromised.
The various stories appear to be coordinated and changed under the
direction of others. We believe these emails could be material to an
investigation. We would hope that any emails sent on state equipment
between the accuser and others be preserved and not deleted.”
Attached is the email received by the OAG.
This comes one day after AG Hill announced that he hired a new press person. He may want to rethink that decision.
The following draft statement of Niki DaSilva was attached. It is clear from the drafts and from the e-mail of Attorney General Curtis Hill that the accuser was asking for help in presenting the facts, not in the facts themselves.
Statement of Niki DaSilva provided by Attorney General Curtis Hill:Accusers+email