‘Former Staff’ Of Democrat Katie Hill: ‘Katie Hill Is Not A Hero For Women,’ ‘Abusive Behavior’

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On Tuesday, someone claiming to be “former staff” of former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill allegedly hacked her former official government Twitter account, claiming they were “disappointed” in the celebration of the announcement of actress Elisabeth Moss starring as Katie Hill in a movie about Hill’s memoir “She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality.”.

The tweets alleged that Hill “took advantage of her subordinates” and that her staff had to undergo “workplace abuse and harassment.”

The series of tweets began: “Katie’s former staff here. Disappointed in so many folks – including Elizabeth Moss, @Blumhouse , & @michaelseitzman – regarding today’s announcement. This is an incredibly sensitive situation. We appreciate the instinct to defend our former boss, an LGBTQ+ woman who faced abuse from her husband.”

“What happened to Katie Hill shouldn’t happen to anyone. But, this moment requires more nuance, as Katie Hill’s story – our story – is also one of workplace abuse and harassment.” They continued. “Katie Hill can be both a victim and perpetrator. And, staff can experience severe consequences for speaking out against their powerful boss.”

“No one should have to put themselves in harm’s way for the public to understand a simple truth: Katie Hill is not a hero for women.” They continued. “We deserve heroes who embody our values even in the most difficult moments. Katie Hill was never investigated by the House Ethics Committee, nor has she been held accountable by anyone other than herself. We encourage everyone to reflect deeply before taking her word at face value.”

“Katie took advantage of her subordinates.” They continued. “She caused immense harm to the people who worked for her, many of whom were young women just beginning their careers in politics. Workplace abuse and harassment can take many different forms, but one thing is certain: it is never okay, even if your boss is a woman and/or a survivor.”

“Believe us when we say: it’s not only about who starts it, it’s also about who ends it.” They concluded. “And, while Katie is certainly the survivor of abuse, we are not confident that she sufficiently acted to end her own patterns of inappropriate and abusive behavior. Enough is enough. In order to advance the #MeToo movement, we must be willing to acknowledge the problematic behaviors among those in our own communities. Only then will we see true progress. #TimesUp #MeToo”

Hill was forced to resign in 2019 after allegations that she had inappropriate sexual relationships with her staff in her office and on her campaign. In October 2019, Redstate released photos and text messages that supported the allegations. Redstate reported, “Photographs and text messages obtained by RedState show that Rep. Hill was involved in a long-term sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer. The woman, whose name is not being released, was hired by Hill in late 2017 and quickly became involved in a “throuple” relationship with Hill and her estranged husband, Kenny Heslep.”