Private sexual images have emerged online of Congresswoman, Katie Hill, who can be seen posing nude on a ''wife-sharing'' website, kissing a female staffer, and smoking pot.
In images obtained by British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail, the Democrat politician can be seen brushing a young woman's hair while naked. The woman in the photos has been confirmed to be one of her staffers, 24-year-old Morgan Desjardins.
Desjardins allegedly entered into a polyamorous relationship with Hill and her estranged husband, Kenny Heslep, when she was 22 back in 2017. This was just prior to Hill hiring her as a campaign aide.[[imagecaption|| Credit: PA Images]]
An unnamed source told The Mail that the three-way affair broke down this in the summer of 2019, when Hill told both her spouse and her Desjardins that she wanted to focus on her career.
Other pictures obtained by the tabloid show the two women showering together and kissing in a bathroom, hiking in Sequoia National Park in northern California, and hugging in pyjamas. Another shows Hill posing with a medal or emblem that purportedly looked like an Iron Cross - a symbol often associated with the Third Reich.
Heslep has also accused Hill of cheating on him and Desjardins with campaign finance director Graham Kelly. In a statement delivered to Politico, Hill claimed: "Allegations that I have been involved in a relationship with Mr Kelly are absolutely false."[[imagecaption|| Credit: PA Images]]
She continued: "I am saddened that the deeply personal matter of my divorce has been brought into public view and the vindictive claims of my ex have now involved the lives and reputations of unrelated parties."
Hill has now sent a letter to her constituents in which she has admitted to and apologized for her actions. Hill stated: "I am going through a divorce from an abusive husband who seems determined to try to humiliate me. I am disgusted that my opponents would seek to exploit such a private matter for political gain."
She added: "Distributing intimate photos with the intent to publish them is a crime, and the perpetrator should be punished to the full extent of the law. I have notified Capitol Police, who are investigating it."[[imagecaption|| Credit: PA Images]]
The House Ethics Committee has now announced that it will investigate Hill's relationship with Desjardins to determine whether or not it violated congressional rules.