In a one on one interview with Indy Politics, the lawyer for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says the allegations of sexual misconduct against his client are false and malicious and they are preparing to file a defamation lawsuit.
Kevin Betz of the law firm of Betz and Blevins says statements attributed to two of the women who made allegations against Hill in a legislative report were not truthful and the constituent the grounds for defamation.
Betz says he is not naming the women as defendants, but he does blame the individual who gathered the information and they also planning to file an action against the party who leaked the report to the Indianapolis Star.
Betz says they are calling on lawmakers to amend the report as well as release the names of the individuals responsible.
You can hear Betz in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. Each segment runs about nine minutes.
The case against Hill is under review by the Inspector General and a special prosecutor is also slated to review the matter.
The Governor and legislative leaders have called on Hill to resign, to which he has said he won’t do.
House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tempore David Long released the following statement in response to today’s news.
We believe Curtis Hill is the individual who should be answering questions about allegations of inappropriate conduct, and we stand by our prior statements regarding this matter. We are fully cooperating with the Inspector General’s Office as they conduct their current investigation and will await the results.”