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World

Web Desk
December 9, 2019

Leaked pictures of Katie Hill: Former US lawmaker points finger at husband

World

Web Desk
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

Former US Congresswoman Katie Hill has opened up about the scandal that led to her downfall.

Hill, one of the youngest women ever elected to the House of Representatives, has penned an article for The New York Times in which she admitted that she had wanted to kill herself.

She said politicians and political analysts were taking about her downfall in a way that sounded like she was dead. "I'm not,though sometimes I’ve wished to be," she wrote.

"I felt like I was out of my body, like it was moving without me," Hill stated.

She said after running the knife along the veins in her wrist, she thought of her family and supporters, the people she had let down already and would be hurting again.

"I realized I couldn’t do it," she wrote. "I don't get to quit. I have to keep going forward," the former lawmaker said.

Katie Hill had tendered resignation from his congressional seat in October after allegations of an affair with an aide and nude photos of her were published by "Red State", a conservative website.

Hill, in her NYT article, has accused her estranged husband of being behind her downfall.

She said she had tried to leave him before she was elected in 2018 but "he made it clear to me that if I left, he would ruin me".

About her private pictures leaked online, Hill said, "I believe my husband is the source of the images."