sexual harassment

There are new allegations from the women suing Attorney General Curtis Hill and the state over accusations Hill groped them last year.

Indiana House and Senate Republican leadership want to insert themselves into a federal lawsuit against Attorney General Curtis Hill and the state.

Four women who say Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill groped them last year are suing Hill and the state in federal court.

Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster), Gabrielle McLemore, Niki DaSilva and Samantha Lozano say Curtis Hill touched them inappropriately at a 2018 post-legislative session party. Hill denies those allegations.

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission Tuesday filed a complaint against Attorney General Curtis Hill in response to the accusations he groped four women last March.

Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster) speaks to reporters in October after a special prosecutor declined to bring charges against Attorney General Curtis Hill. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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A Democratic state lawmaker has filed a series of bills aimed at Attorney General Curtis Hill, who’s accused of inappropriately groping her and three other women.

The Indiana Statehouse (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
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A top policy expert says the proposed Indiana House rules to govern sexual harassment by lawmakers are comprehensive.

UE Fires Theatre Professor Accused Of Harassment

Dec 17, 2018

The University of Evansville (UE) has fired a theatre professor who was accused of racial and sexual harassment by a former student.

Legislative leaders Tuesday recommended what they call a “framework” of a new sexual harassment policy for the General Assembly. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Legislative leaders Tuesday recommended what they call a “framework” of a new sexual harassment policy for the General Assembly. 

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Indiana state lawmakers will have to take sexual harassment training under legislation approved by the Senate Tuesday. The measure mandates an hour of harassment training each year.

Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) notes such training is already required for legislative staff.

“And so it’s time that we take the next step and have one for the members themselves,” Lanane says.

Lawmakers approved a House floor amendment Thursday to require yearly sexual harassment training for all state lawmakers.

The provision would require lawmakers take at least one hour of sexual harassment training each year. Exactly what qualifies as training would be decided by the House Speaker and the Senate President Pro Tem.

Rep. Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis) says such a move is long overdue.

“And I don’t believe that Indiana has done everything right. But we certainly are on the path to doing so,” Macer says.