A former Democratic congresswoman has to pay a conservative newspaper more than $100,000 in legal fees after she sued the outlet for publishing nude photos that exposed her bisexual relationship with her then-husband and a female staffer.
In all, former Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) has been ordered to pay approximately $220,000 in attorney fees to three conservative news outlets after her lawsuits backfired.
Hill had been a rising star in the Democratic Party after flipping a Republican congressional seat during the 2018 “blue wave,” but a personal undertow soon pulled her political career out to sea.
In October 2019, the UK-based newspaper the Daily Mail published pictures showing Hill, her then-husband Kenneth Heslep, and Morgan Desjardins in various compromising positions and stages of undress. The photos — some of which the couple reportedly posted online in 2016 — showed Hill brushing the staffer’s hair and smoking a bong.
Hill, who is now 33 years old, eventually confessed that the trio had formed a