Someone claiming to be former California Rep. Katie Hill’s “former staff” took over her abandoned congressional Twitter account to accuse her of abusing her aides, The Daily Beast reports.
The tweets came after Variety reported that Elizabeth Moss would play Hill in an upcoming film.
The film is based on Hill’s book, which details her experience winning office without any congressional experience and her experience with domestic abuse.
Hill ultimately resigned after photos and articles revealing that she was in a “throuple” with her ex-husband and a female staff member amid an ethics investigation into whether she violated House rules by engaging in a sexual relationship with an aide.
“Former staff” alleges “abuse”:
Someone identifying themselves as Hill’s “former staff” expressed disappointment in Moss over the movie.
“We appreciate the instinct to defend our former boss, an LGBTQ+ woman who face abuse from her husband,” the account said. “But, this moment requires more nuance, as Katie Hill’s story -- our story -- is also one of workplace abuse and harassment.”
“Katie Hill can be both a victim and a perpetrator,” the Twitter thread continued. “Hill was never investigated by the House Ethics Committee, nor has she been held accountable by anyone other than herself.”
The account alleged that Hill “took advantage of her subordinates” and “caused immense harm to the people who worked for her.”
Hill says account was “hacked”:
Hill said on Wednesday that she reported the “hack” to Twitter.
“Thanks to all who let me know my government official twitter account was hacked,” she said. “Control of my account was immediately handed back to the House Clerk when I resigned, including password changes and access restrictions. God knows who hacked it from there.”
She did not address the allegations.
She previously apologized during the investigation.
“For the mistakes made along the way and the people who have been hurt, I am so sorry, and I am learning,” she said at the time. “I am not a perfect person and never pretended to be. It’s one of the things that made my race so special.”