Bremen state senator’s aide accuses Curtis Hill of groping

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, July 9, 2018. Hill is rejecting calls to resign, saying his name "has been dragged through the gutter" amid allegations that he inappropriately touched a lawmaker and several other women. The Republican said during the news conference that he stands "falsely and publicly accused of abhorrent behavior." (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Another woman accusing Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill of groping her has publicly given her account of what happened.

Niki DaSilva is a legislative assistant to Bremen Republican state Senator Ryan Mishler. In a statement released Thursday, DaSilva says Hill approached her at a bar after the final day of the legislative session.

She claims he suggested she “show a little skin” to get the bartender’s attention.

Later, she says he put his hand on her back and she felt it slowly side her back. When she blocked him, she says he “moved both of our hands over my butt, lingering there before releasing me.”

Hill’s strongly denied the accusations so far and has refused calls from people like Governor Eric Holcomb and Senate candidate Mike Braun to resign.

Hill issued the following statement in response to the accuser’s statement:

“On July 11, 2018, the Office of the Attorney General received an email of a draft ‘story’ from the accuser’s General Assembly email account. The statement was blind copied to the office email account of the accuser’s close friend, whose employment with the OAG had recently been terminated.

“In her draft ‘story,’ she editorialized her recollection of events. And she asked for help, stating: ‘This is the final draft for my statement attached. Please let me know if there are any grammatical errors or phrases that need to be changed/strengthened/eliminated.’

“It’s clear that the integrity of this investigation is compromised. The various stories appear to be coordinated and changed under the direction of others. We believe these emails could be material to an investigation. We would hope that any emails sent on state equipment between the accuser and others be preserved and not deleted.”

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