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Katie Hill Sues Media Outlets, Ex-husband

Former local Congresswoman Katie Hill has filed a lawsuit against her ex-husband and two news organizations for allegations of posting nude photos of her on the internet, according to media reports. Among the defendants in the legal action is Salem Media Group, Inc., the Camarillo Christian broadcaster and publisher. Salem owns RedState, a conservative media site that posted some of the photos, according to the Associated Press.Also named in the lawsuit are Mail Media, Inc., parent of the Daily Mail, a news website based in New York, and Kenneth Heslep, Hill’s ex-husband, according to reports. “Less than five months after the breakup, naked images of Hill that only Heslep had previously possessed were published globally on the internet, alongside intimate text messages and cruel lies,” the lawsuit said, according to the AP. “Media defendants helped Heslep maximize injury to Hill, widely amplifying and publishing deeply private and degrading confidential information and false statements, all supplied by Heslep.”Hill had been elected in November 2018 to represent the 25th Congressional district that includes Santa Clarita, the Antelope Valley and parts of Ventura County. She resigned last year after nude pictures of her with an aide were published by conservative media.Republican Mike Garcia won Hill’s former House seat in last month’s election.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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