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Attorney General Hill facing another suit in state court

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. (WISH Photo, File)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Following the dismissal of the 2018 federal lawsuit accusing Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill of groping four women, the four accusers are now suing Hill again in state court. Our partners from WIBC report the women are seeking monetary damages from Hill, though the lawsuit does not specify how much.

Additionally, the suit seeks to have Hill take back all statements made by him that the women consider defamatory, which Hill essentially had to do in accepting his discipline from the Indiana Supreme Court.

The lawsuit document states that the suit was filed in Marion County because all of the “unlawful acts” occurred there, according to the station. The lawsuit alleges battery, defamation and false light invasion of privacy.

The women accusing Hill of groping and defamation are Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster); and three women employed by the state legislature: Nikki DaSilva; Smantha Lazano; and Gabrielle McLemore.

According to WIBC, the federal suit was dismissed because the accusations against Hill by the women did not meet the legal standard to be a violation of federal law.

Hill was defeated for the Republican nomination for attorney general by former congressman and secretary of state Todd Rokita.