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Ex-House member who resigned amid scandal hit with $220K fee

Katie Hill
Posted at 3:04 PM, Jun 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-04 18:04:00-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former California congresswoman Katie Hill has been ordered to pay about $220,000 in attorneys’ fees to a British tabloid and two conservative journalists she had sued after the publication of intimate photos without her consent.

The Democrat who briefly represented a district north of Los Angeles accused them in a revenge-porn lawsuit thrown out earlier this year of violating the law by publishing the pictures.

Hill resigned in 2019 after the publication of the photos and amid a House ethics probe into allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a congressional staffer, which she denied.

Hill plans to appeal the rulings that dismissed her lawsuit.