Curtis Hill 'Pleased' With Investigation Into Accusations He Groped Four Women

Sep 27, 2018

  Embattled Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he’s pleased with the investigation into allegations that he groped four women earlier this year.

C-SPAN's Pedro Echevarria interviewed Hill live Thursday morning as part of the state capitals tour of the U.S.

A special prosecutor is assisting the Indiana Inspector General’s investigation into the allegations.

Hill says a prosecutor’s involvement is necessary because public allegations spark a presumption of guilt.

"That process is underway, I’m very pleased about how the process has been undertaken," Hill says. "We expect to have some determination at some point in time."

Hill’s interview ended just before Christine Blasey Ford began testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her thirty years ago.

"In this environment, as you know what we’re seeing in Washington, we’re fighting with the upside down world of guilty until proven innocent," Hill says. "And the result of that for us here in Indiana is that we’re fighting that, and I think it’s important that we fight that." 

Both Hill and Kavanaugh deny the sexual misconduct allegations.

Hill has questioned his accusers’ credibility, threatened defamation lawsuits, and started a fund to raise money for his legal defense.

Gov. Eric Holcomb, all four state legislative leaders and many other state officials have called for Hill to resign.

It’s unclear how long the investigation into the allegations could take.

Watch the section of the interview below. Watch the full interview on C-SPAN