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2nd woman goes public with allegations against AG Curtis Hill

Posted: 6:21 PM, Jul 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-06 22:21:31Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Another woman who says Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill inappropriately touched her has come forward, citing the courage of a state lawmaker who earlier went public with her story, as well as Hill's refusal to resign.

Gabrielle McLemore, a spokeswoman for the Indiana Senate Democrats, told The Associated Press on Friday that the Republican approached, asked "Do you know who I am?" and cornered her at a bar after the state legislative session came to a close in March.

She said he proceeded to massage her back, while she worried what people who witnessed it would think. Eventually she mouthed the words "help me" to her intern, who interjected by asking McLemore if she wanted to go to the bathroom.

McLemore said she never wanted to come forward. But she said Hill's repeated denials were frustrating.

She also wants to set an example for other women so "they don't feel they have to hide, so they don't feel they did something wrong."

The first person to publicly come forward with allegations against Hill was Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-12th District). In a first-person op-ed for the  Times of Northwest Indiana , Reardon said she saw Hill at a party on March 15. Hill greeted her and the staffer who was with her, then leaned forward and grabbed her buttocks, she said.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb, Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, and other legislative leaders have called for Hill's resignation. Hill has denied the claims and said he will not resign.

 

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