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Ex-US Rep. Katie Hill Loses ‘Revenge Porn’ Suit Against Daily Mail for Publishing Nudes; Has Converted to Professional Victim

Now she’s a victim.

#realKatieHill

Democrat Katherine Lauren ‘Katie’ Hill resigned from Congress in 2019 after reports alleging she had sexual relations with two of her employees became public, along with a couple of nude photos.

The former congresswoman is now spinning her licentious and arguably predatory behavior into a new career as a victim.

Why? Because she is a woman and the world picked on her.

She sued deep-pocketed Daily Mail and two other conservative outlets for publishing and distributing her nudes, claiming in effect that it forced her to quit Congress because society views a promiscuous woman who has sex with her public employees more harshly than a  man.

The case turned on something called free speech, and since her photos were part of the story, the ex-congresswoman lost and was ordered to pay the attorneys fees of the defendants, which totaled about $220,000.

After losing the lawsuit, Hill tweeted: “A judge just ordered me to PAY the Daily Mail more than $100k for the privilege of them publishing nude photos of me obtained from an abuser.”

Actually, it wasn’t for the privilege of publishing nudes but because she did not have the privilege of filing a frivolous lawsuit.

Hill’s meteoric rise started in 2018, when she, a Democrat, was elected at age 31, to represent a district north of Los Angeles, a normally Republican district.

California US Congressional District 25 (since 2013).tif
California’s 25th district was a long-time Republican district but Katie Hill won election as a Democrat and quickly began serving and being serviced too.

Hill soon gained national attention, heralded as the face of millennial change, one of the brave, proud progressives who helped return the House of Representatives to Democrat control. She was a protégé of House speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

In her first year in office, Hill distinguished herself by rising to the No. 2 post on the House Oversight Committee.

After being elected, Hill, and her husband, Kenny Heslep, grew unhappy with each other.  Prior to her election, Heslep was happy and so proud of his wife that he and Hill posted naked photos of her on Reddit forums – ‘WouldYouF**kMyWife’ and “Wife-sharing”.

One picture, captioned, “Do you like our goat?” shows Hill lying on a sun lounger, with a baby goat in the background.

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Hill with her goat.

Kenny and Katie formed a menage a trois with Hill’s female campaign employee Morgan Desjardins. But after she was elected, Hill broke up with Heslep and Desjardins and moved out of the house they shared.

In a text to Desjardins, Hill wrote, “I want to be alone. I don’t want to be accountable to anyone else. I want to be entirely focused on this work that I think is so important.”

“I am still in love with her,” Desjardins wrote to Heslep: “It rips my heart out every time I have to see her or have someone say something nice about her”. Desjardins also texted Heslep, “I’m still a mess over you fuckers. I didn’t realize how much being the dirty little secret bothered me.”

Desjardins, however, took some rare personal responsibility in a victims’ culture: “It was a dark time and you treated me really poorly but I also stayed which I also have to own,” she wrote.

In a text to her husband about the breakup, Hill said she would “continue to pay the bills and the mortgage. I hope you know that my intent was never to leave you high and dry. I simply was trying to separate things since I was moving out.”

Heslep wasn’t buying it. She did not want to be alone, he said he discovered she was having an affair with her male Congressional staffer, legislative director, Graham Kelly and he decided to take his wife down by going to the media with the story and with pictures to prove some of it.

The conservative website RedState.org. reported on October 18, 2018 that Hill was allegedly having a sexual relationship with Kelly, which, if true, was an ethics violation. Congress imposed a ban on members engaging in sexual relationships with staffers.

Hill denied the relationship with Kelly but admitted to her threesome affair with campaign aide Desjardins, for which there was no ban since campaign aides are paid from donations, not taxpayer money.

It would have been hard for Hill to deny the affair with Desjardins since Hill’s husband had pictures.

Katherine Hill brushes the hair of her employee and lover, Morgan Desjardins. Hill later sued the Daily Mail for publishing this photo.

Following the Red State publication, the Ethics Committee announced it was going to investigate.

Katie Hill with her lover, Morgan Desjardins, and husband Kenny Heslep.

Hill sent a letter to her constituents, blaming her husband, and others, and apologizing for the threesome, noting because she was in a position of authority over Desjardins, it was inappropriate.

“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 also blamed Republicans, “I am disgusted that my opponents would seek to exploit such a private matter for political gain.”

She added she was “fully and proactively” cooperating with the Ethics Committee investigation into her suspected affair with her male staffer Kelly.  This may have been her downfall, for she initially denied, at least to the media, that she was having an affair with her male staffer.

Hill resigned from Congress on November 3, 2019, about two weeks into the scandal that was sure to pass had she stuck it out, provided she hadn’t lied under oath to Congress.

The House Ethics Committee investigation looking into her alleged sexual relationship with staffer Kelly ended with her resignation.

Former US Rep, Hill [center] denied having an affair with staffer Graham Kelly [l] but admitted to an affair with campaign aide Morgan Desjardins [r].
Among the nudes is one of Hill smoking a bong and sporting a tattoo of an Iron Cross on her pubic area.

In December 2020, arguing it was a violation of California’s revenge-porn law by distributing or publishing her nudes, Hill sued the Daily Mail, her husband, Red State and others.

The result was not good for Hill.

Judge Yolanda Orozco of Los Angeles County Superior Court ordered Hill to pay $105,000 to the parent company of the Daily Mail, $84,000 to the attorneys for Jennifer Van Laar, managing editor of Red State, and $30,000 to lawyers representing radio producer Joseph Messina.

Krista Lee Baughman, an attorney representing Van Laar and Messina, told the Los Angeles Times, “those who file speech-chilling lawsuits must pay the price”.

So Hill went from randy Congresswoman to female victim.

She wrote a book about being a victim, called “She Will Rise” though arguably Hill experienced her meteoric fall through her own actions.

She also claimed it would not have happened if she were a man.

She wrote, “It’s hard to identify exactly how much of a role the sexism separately from other factors played into my resignation but what I know is that an abusive relationship is a factor of sexism. The photos that were taken and posted without my consent is a factor of sexism.

“The shaming is a factor of sexism and the way that women are held to a higher standard. We have someone in the White House who has over 25 people who have accused him of sexual misconduct but it’s almost something that we have come to expect or normalize for men and not for women.”

Yes, it’s men, it’s society, it’s her husband, it’s the Daily Mail, it’s Donald Trump. It’s everyone but Katie Hill.

But she did not have to resign. If she told the truth and really did not have an affair with Kelly, there was absolutely no reason to resign.

She did not do anything illegal. Unless she was lying under oath about Kelly. Even if she had an affair with Kelly and lied about it to the media, she could have told the truth to the Ethics Committee and the worst that would have happened is she might have lost her committee seat. She would not have been expelled.

No, it just doesn’t wash that men are to blame for her behavior or that she would have been treated better if she were a man and so we must feel sorry for her since she is a victim. No one forced her to have sex with anyone and no one forced her to resign. She could have stuck it out and weathered the storm, maybe like the men she thinks get all the breaks might do.

She also claims that after her randy risings became public, she was thinking about suicide. Instead, she resigned.

Later Hill joined the Black Lives Matter marches in Washington and launched HerTime, a race and gender-biased political action committee that purports to help young women and women of color get elected over White men.

Of course, it is embarrassing. Where does she go from here? Everyone knows about it and everyone who knows her or is going to meet her has seen the pictures. Add to her kooky behavior the fact that she quit way too easily.  It’s hard to make a comeback.

But perhaps is she stops blaming others, and stops being a victim. Lay the whole responsibility on herself – she was an adult woman elected to represent the people of her district. And then go out there. Don’t apologize and do something other than whine.

The world only sympathizes with strength and courage.

And frankly, except the perpetual victim crowd, no one is going to sympathize with her.


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  • Picking on her because she’s a woman?

    Umm. No.

    The truth is, having sex with your employees is totally unprofessional.

    I do feel bad for her that her private photos were made public, though. They were clearly of intimate and candid moments that weren’t meant for public consumption.

    But what prompted her ex to share these with the media seems unclear to me. Was this just an act of simple and jealous revenge or is there more to it?

    Was she a sex cult leader with an MO to bang all her staff into some sick version of world domination or just a normal person harmlessly expressing her sexuality with fully informed and consenting people?

    I have to say it’s a bit odd that she’s fully naked and brushing the hair of a woman who is fully clothed. But? That’s just an observation. I don’t know if it really means anything.

  • This article smacks of slut shaming!

    That being said, I totally would bang that slut!

    Provided, I could double-up on the condoms.

    • I agree and she should not have resigned over it — unless of course she lied to congress about an affair with Graham Kelly — then she had to quit to stop the investigatioo.

  • Yeah, take that Katie you whiney, sissy cry baby! There are no victims and you’re s’posed to wear the mask on your face not your puss!

    And Stone coulda gotcha a pardon for a bargain $250K – way less than those lawyers cost you, dumbell.

    Oh, but you didn’t do nothing criminal? Didn’t, say, tie a 13 year old to a bed and smack her across the face while sticking her with a dildo?

    Shoulda stayed in office if you had any ballz. I agree.

    • Mr. Shadow-

      It’s only truly a crime if the female teacher is ugly and/or the student male is under 16.

      Check out the following female teachers (link) and tell me if you would feel victimized by these women:

      http://simplepost2.blogspot.com/2015/03/10-hottest-teachers-caught-sleeping.html?m=1

      ****
      There should be a double-standard between male and female teachers involved in consensual sex.

      An average woman could not rape the average male student. It’s almost impossible for a rape to occur, versus a man raping a girl.

      Girls should be protected!

        • Read this: “Kristy Sanches-Trujillo was 33-years-old and a 7th grade social studies teacher at Jimmy Carter Middle School when she fell for her 13-year-old student. According to Albuquerque police, Sanchez-Trujillo repeatedly had sex with a 13 year old boy that she described as being “more experienced than any man she’s had sex with. She also said he was a “25-year-old in a 13-year-old’s body.”

          Where have I heard this before?

          • If you consider that a justification, anyone could justify sex with minors by claiming that the minor has the personal maturity to consent and, therefore, sex with them should be allowed.

          • I said under 16 is a crime!

            99.9 % of 16+ males can fight off a grown woman with ease.

            It’s a double-standard because males and females are fundamentally different.

            Please note I say WOMEN teachers.

            Male teachers should be held accountable under the law regardless of the age of the student. The power dynamic is completely different when male teachers are involved.

            Sorry, but gender is not a construct. Gender difference when it comes to physical abilities is real.

    • I’ll hazard a guess that Shadow has some very serious, Oedipal issues on top of the Maddona-Whore syndrome he bravely confronts daily in the persona of Chloe Sullivan vs. Allie Mack.

      Is it a fact that your hot PE teacher made you eat chalk or not, Shadow? BC I don’t remember you being in the Monarch sex toy tot program with me, or my Ex and Anderson Cooper back when NXIVM was a future CIA sextortion psyop or anything. The Empress

      • Empress-

        Shadow is one of those rare people, that can make you a pair of shoes, or turn you into a pair of shoes — it all depends on whether or not you have blonde hair.

        “I bet you didn’t know formaldehyde can cover up foot odor.” – Shadowstate

  • López Obrador gets stuck in Congress
    BY MRT ON JUNE 7, 2021
    Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Morena, the party that supports his Government, maintain their primacy on the political board of Mexico, but they get stuck in the Chamber of Deputies. The results of the rapid scrutiny of the intermediate elections this Sunday, released by the National Electoral Institute (INE) at eleven o’clock at night, reflect a fall of the official bloc, which goes from 313 seats to 279, maintaining in any case a comfortable absolute majority. At the same time, the opposition alliance made up of the PRI, the PAN and the PRD is recovering and increasing its assets from 136 seats to 197 after the disaster of 2018 and years of dismantling. According to these data, Morena consolidates itself as the country’s leading force, snatches Colima from the PRI after 92 years and, in the absence of results in most of the 15 states in dispute, is on the way to expanding its territorial power.

    López Obrador’s party had so far 256 of the 500 deputies. However, most of those seats were obtained in the process of forming the Chamber in 2018 after the transfer of its allies, the Green Party, the Labor Party and the PES. The latter is about to disappear, but the alliances will allow him to maintain the baton of the legislative agenda. Even so, the president’s ambition to achieve a qualified majority, set at 334 seats, two-thirds of the total, a necessary threshold to undertake constitutional reforms, remains far from being fulfilled.

    The self-styled fourth transformation of López Obrador will extend his power in the territory, although the data confirm his failure in Nuevo León, one of his main bets. In the State, the industrial and economic heart of the country, the northern regionalist sentiment embodied by Samuel García prevailed. The young politician of the Citizen Movement is about to prevail over the traditional apparatus of the PRI and Morena, whose candidate, Clara Luz Flores, collapsed after meeting, in March, the meeting held by the leader of a sect sentenced to 120 years in USA. However, the hopes of the Orange Force to gain weight in Parliament are also frustrated. The quick count attributes 24 deputies to him, one less than in 2018.

    https://marketresearchtelecast.com/lopez-obrador-gets-stuck-in-congress/65210/

  • IF the tattoo resembles an Iron Cross, and that is indeed an IF because there is numerous other historical heraldry containing similar crosses, it is important to notice it doesn’t have the Swastika in the center of it. This means the tattoo, IF it depicts the Iron Cross, shows it is as it was awarded before 1939 which has of course different “weight” of symbolism than I fear the writer of this article insinuates; for which he should feel bad.

    • RE The Iron Cross:

      You are correct!

      The iron cross in one form or another has been around since before Napoleon popularized the handing out of medals to regular troops.

      It’s become an outlaw symbol.

      The stars and bars of the confederacy are more offensive.

    • RE The Iron Cross:

      You are correct!

      The iron cross in one form or another has been around since, before Napoleon popularized the handing out of medals to regular troops.

      It’s become an outlaw symbol.
      The stars and bars of the confederacy are more offensive.

  • Can you please stick to the NXIVM stuff? This is so obvious you taking shots at liberals and you are a conservative and playing a game of “See liberals are hypocrites too”! You can see right through it.

    This is such a small story. And you sound like Keith, Frank, with your talk about playing the victim and how women can’t be victims. She can definitely be classified as a victim on some level, nothing like a victim of something so egregiously done to someone.

    Agreed, it may seem like she’s not the most sympathetic person of someone claiming to be a victim, I can see that. And also someone who loses a lawsuit can still be a victim, maybe not in the legal sense of the level she took it to there. And maybe that’s your point.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is that taking a stance with the females of NXIVM on one side, and being totally opposite in spirit with stories like this just makes it smell of a liberal hit piece.

    When you’re a journalist, you look for the stories of underdogs or people with less power and report on those. Nothing like this National Enquirer piece you’ve got here. You’re not saying anything worthwhile when posting a piece like this. It’s just clickbait.

    • I covered the story when it first came out in 2019. Before she resigned. And this is my follow up. I am not against Liberals, They have a lot of good arguments on their side and conservatives are lacking sense in many arguments. I am not against Hill but I think it is nonsense that she is a victim just because she is a woman. Her gender alone does not make her a victim.

      By the way, for my own part, I am not opposed to clickbait. After all, clickbait is just a pejorative for readership.

  • nacion 321.com
    7 / june / 2021 | 06:58:02

    ELECTIONS 2021

    Clara Luz is trolled in networks after possible defeat in Nuevo León
    The candidate informed that she will wait responsibly for the election results.

    Nation321
    2021-06-06

    While the candidates of Movimiento Ciudadano, Samuel García; and of the coalition ‘Vamos por México’, PRI’s Adrián de la Garza have declared themselves winners of the electoral race for the gubernatorial post in Nuevo León, on social networks they have made Clara Luz, the candidate of Morena, trend.

    This, after she offered a message where she let it be seen that the results of the exit polls did not favor her.

    “For him to declare himself the winner is an act of irresponsibility… The fact that there are still open polling places with people formed deserves all our respect. No one can claim victory,” she declared.

    “It is in your hands that we make history,” she added, accompanied by her campaign team.
    campaign team.

    Clara Luz Flores
    @claraluzflores

    Election day concludes. I will wait responsibly for the results issued by the electoral authorities; the pollsters’ numbers indicate that the results for the governorship of Nuevo Leó are closed. I call on the other parties to be responsible.

    luis gonzalez
    @lorogomo

    All saying they already won and Clara Luz

    Oscar.
    @xbarflyx

    Fact: Nahuel Guzmán already has one (1) more vote than Clara Luz.

    SoyGusGuss
    @soygusgus1

    There would have been Tatiana Clouthier in Nuevo Leon and Morena wins with 20 points.
    What was the need to send Clara Luz.

    The memes and mockery focused on the Morena candidate.

    Blue Cheese Baby Corazon De Leon🦁
    @Thel_BlueCheese

    Clara Luz when asked how she proclaims herself for this election.

    Salvador Rivera
    @ChavaRRivera

    Hey, what about Clara Luz ?

    #Nuevo León#Clara Luz#Defeat#Elections2021

    https://www.nacion321.com/elecciones/en-redes-trollean-a-clara-luz-tras-posible-derrota-en-nuevo-leon

  • El Universal
    Samuel García votes in Nuevo León; Clara Luz and Adrián de la Garza, the next ones to vote
    The candidates for the governorship of Nuevo Leon cast their votes early Sunday morning.
    ELECTIONS 06/06/2021 09:50 David Carrizales / Correspondent Nuevo León

    At 08:00 hours, the MC candidate for governor, Samuel García Sepúlveda, the state government candidate who scheduled his visit to the polling place that corresponds to him the earliest, in his case at a polling place located in the Paseo Residencial neighborhood, south of Monterrey, went to vote.

    At 9:00 a.m., Adrián de la Garza of the PRI-PRD coalition, planned to cast his vote at the polling place located at the Instituto Cumbres, in the Cumbres Primer Sector neighborhood in the west of the city.
    Clara Luz Flores of the Morena, PVEM, PT and Nueva Alianza alliance, scheduled to vote at 10:00 a.m. at a polling place located at the Escuela Primaria Estatal Centenario Licenciado Benito Juárez in downtown Escobedo.

    At 11:00 a.m., Fernando Larrazabal, PAN candidate, decided to vote at a polling place located at Los Olivos park in the Jerónimo Siller neighborhood in San Pedro Garza García.

    https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/elecciones/vota-samuel-garcia-en-nuevo-leon-clara-luz-y-adrian-de-la-garza-los-proximos

  • Now Katie Hill will have more time for three way sex with her lesbian girlfriend and her goat.

    And Anthony Fauci the Chinese agent can tell us why he funded genetic engineering research by China’s People’s Liberation Army.
    Fauci’s NIH Funded Wuhan Military Scientist Who Died Mysteriously After Filing COVID Vaccine Patent
    “As we move further down the rabbit hole of exactly what in the devil has been going on in China’s ‘bat labs,’ we now turn our attention to one Zhou Yusen – a Chinese military scientist specializing in coronaviruseswho collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s “Bat Woman,” Zhengli Shi – with at least one project to geneticially manipulate coronaviruses having been funded by three grants from the National Institutes of Heath (NIH) – home to Dr. Anthony Fauci – via US universities, according to documents obtained by The Weekend Australian (ostensibly leaked by Aussie intelligence). The previously undisclosed NIH funding of a PLA military scientist is separate from millions in grants awarded EcoHealth alliance, which also collaborated with the WIV.”
    https://www.infowars.com/posts/faucis-nih-funded-wuhan-military-scientist-who-died-mysteriously-after-filing-covid-vaccine-patent/

    • Shadowstate1958-

      Between Allison Mack and Katie Hill:

      1.Which blond do you hate more?

      2. Who is better looking?

      3. Whose ankles do you like more, Allison’s or Katie’s?

      4. Who has the nicer body?

      5. Are Allison’s toes more of a turn-on than Katie’s bunions? Personally, I am into corns, but sadly, neither woman possess them.

      6. If you had to choose, which one would you marry, and which one would you sleep with? We all know Hillary is who you’d [reacted].

      7. Which one has the better tattoos for (your) postmortem craft-hobbies? Lampshades or billfolds?

      8. Who has the better tattoos?

  • “But she did not have to resign. If she told the truth and really did not have an affair with Kelly, there was absolutely no reason to resign.”-Frank Parlato

    Ain’t that the truth! 😉

    The IRONY is that the federal congressional law, which took Hill down, was meant to protect women from congressmen. And even more ironic, the law took a woman down first.

  • Well funny how Frank posts stuff on a liberal as if it is only liberals who are in scandals. Look at what the Trump administration had and all the rightists especially the ones who tried to impeach Clinton and had sex scandal of their own years later. This is just one woman who made a mistake liberal or not. Seems Frank would not post if it was a right-wing woman. Do you have something against women, Frank? Oh, I meant liberal women?

    • No, I like liberal women. But I think poor Katie is making a mistake. She should stop playing victim and own her mistake – and her mistake was not so much sleeping around with various people — employees or not — but in resigning too soon. She should have stuck it out.

      Unless she was lying about sleeping with her staffer.

      Too late to undo that. But not too late to stop playing victim.

      • —but in resigning too soon. She should have stuck it out.

        Ain’t that the truth!

        She didn’t have a professional political consultant. And she probably was screwing her employee.

        ////////////////////
        There was no double-standard. She is simply the first person to be accused of breaking the NEW RULE.
        //////////////////////////////////////////////

        True equality can be a double edge sword.

        • These days you have to be dumber than a box-of-hair to take nude pics of yourself.
          Seriously!

      • Had to sleep on it. This story has strange undertones. Here’s my final thought.

        Katie does definitely seem to be claiming victim status. “Men sleep with coworkers every day! Why is everyone picking on me?” Type of thing. Totally stupid thing to say.

        But it would be hard for anyone to have these types of explicit pictures unintendedly exposed to the public for anyone to see. It’s such a violation of trust.

        So, of course, she’s reacting and maybe doing it poorly, but I bet that most people probably would.

        Yet? If we were to turn the tables, and if she were a man, instead?

        People would still eat it up! And it would still totally suck to be that person. Let’s for a moment recall the famous character Bill Clinton. He couldn’t really say “If I was a woman, nobody would be picking on me!” So? He just lied about it and denied all allegations regarding sex with Monica Lewinsky. Also, a totally stupid thing to say. No naked pictures of Bill brushing someone’s hair, but wasn’t there cum all over a dress or something like that?

        Bottom line?

        Maybe try to keep things professional in the office?

    • Don’t feel too bad for Katie. She’ll probably end up making more money on the college lecture circuit.

  • From elected officials to judges to institution administrators and on and on, the rule is avoid doing anything in your public or private life that might compromise your job. It’s usually sex or unlawful conduct involving money that trips these people up, and while there could be financial pressures that “explain” the money goofs, there is never any justification for the sex. None. Katie Hill created her own fall by not following this simple rule.

    • “Katie Hill created her own fall by not following this simple rule.”
      …and that’s the internet sound-byte of the day.

      There’s a certain kinda magic when wisdom & experience meet.

      Well said.

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His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg; “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson; “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been featured prominently on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and acted as lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” He was credited in the Starz docuseries, 'Seduced,' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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