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July 26, 2021

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Katie Hill takes revenge-porn fight to Congress

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In 2018, Katie Hill made national news when she beat an incumbent to win the 25th Congressional District in Southern California. She was part of a wave of progressive, female Democrats who promised to take on then-President Trump. But less than a year later, Rep. Hill resigned. Intimate photos of her leaked online. She was a victim of revenge porn.

Now, the former congresswoman is pushing her former colleagues to make the sharing of intimate pictures without consent a federal crime.

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On today’s episode, we talk to L.A. Times political reporter Seema Mehta, who has covered Hill’s downfall and current advocacy work. And we hear from the former congresswoman herself.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times political reporter Seema Mehta and former Rep. Katie Hill

More reading:

Katie Hill fights to make revenge porn a federal crime and ponders another run for office

Katie Hill ordered to pay $220,000 in attorneys’ fees in revenge porn case

Column: Why Katie Hill has to pay legal fees for a newspaper that published nude photos of her

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