Curtis Hill accusers file civil lawsuit in Marion County court

Posted at 12:25 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 12:25:48-04

INDIANAPOLIS – The four women who have accused Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill have filed another lawsuit against him, this time in Marion County civil court.

The lawsuit alleges battery, defamation and false light invasion of privacy, all stemming from an incident at a party at an Indianapolis bar after the end of the 2018 legislative session.

The four women who accused Hill of sexual misconduct are Democratic State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, Samantha Lozano, Gabrielle McLemore and Niki DaSilva.

The lawsuit calls for the following:

  • Judgment in favor of the women and against Hill
  • Hill to retract all defamatory statements
  • Compensatory damages against Hill in an amount to be determined at trial to make the women whole for the mental anguish, emotional distress and other non-pecuniary damages they have suffered because of Hill’s unlawful conduct
  • Award punitive damages against Hill to be determined at trial to punish Hill for the unlawful conduct which was malicious and to deter others from similar conduct
  • Award all other relief proper in the premises.

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A similar federal lawsuit was dismissed in March, but the women have appealed. As a result of the allegations, Hill’s law license was suspended for 30 days earlier this year by the Indiana Supreme Court for violating the rules of professional conduct.

Hill lost his bid for reelection when he was defeated by former U.S. Rep Todd Rokita for the Republican nomination.

WRTV has reached out to the attorney general’s office for comment on the new lawsuit.