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New troubles for “revenge porn” and “biphobia” victim Katie Hill: She and “throuple” hub allegedly posted advert for swap sex with “another couple” on a 2018 cruise to Mexico

November 12, 2019
Hill will resign from Congress after an investigation by the House Ethics Committee was opened into allegations of the congresswoman's sexual relationships with her staff.

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What I can’t figure out is how “revenge porn” and “biphobia” victim (aka just-resigned California Democratic Rep.) Katie Hill ever had any time either to campaign for office or to work on any legislation during her brief months in Congress.
Not only was the married but diversely-oriented Dem allegedly carrying on with a female campaign staffer during her successful 2018 race to unseat GOP incumbent Steven Knight–and also allegedly carrying on with a male staffer who became her legislative director once she got to Congress (she denies the latter charge)–but she and her now-estranged husband Kenny Heslep now seem to have sought to turn their claimed threesome into a fivesome (or at least a foursome) on a Carnival cruise to Mexico just as the 2018 election season was starting up.
Wow–that’s a lot of people! But California Globe seems to have the goods:

California Globe received a tip, with attached photo screen shots of Hill and her husband Kenny Helsep [sic] showing that they had a profile on www.cruiseshipmingle.com, a website used by people going on a cruise to hook up sexually. The link for Cruise Ship Mingle says it “specializes in connecting Cruise Goers for amazing Cruise Hookups, Cruise Sex, Cruise Dating, Cruise Swinging & Other Cruise fun adventures.”

Hill and Helsep’s ad page is listed as Angelbutt-123, and says:

“We are a freaky fun-loving couple looking for another freaky couple for some HOT, Steamy and  Kinky encounters on our cruise to Mexico in February 2018. We have another female friend of ours joining us and adding another couple or a decent guy or a woman will make this Cruise an experience to remember. We are ok with soft or full swap in the same or in a different room. If interested send us a message.”

As for the identity of “Angelbutt-123,” the two people in the photo on the ad page (who identify as hailing from Santa Clarita, California, which is Hill’s former congressional district) look exactly like the Hill-Heslep duo in this photo of Hill being sworn into her new job on Capitol Hill on Jan. 3, 2019.

Cruise Ship Mingle is quite the entrepreneurial outfit, by the way. According to its website:

Most Cruise goers go on cruise to have FUN. However, the truth is its [sic] unlikely to have real fun with total strangers. Most people are shy or reserved and would like a platform to sheave chaff from wheat before meeting. Others have family members or close friends on the Ship and would like to get into something discreet without family members finding out.

Mmm. Nor is that the only trouble for Hill to have surfaced since her hasty resignation from Congress on Oct. 28. According to California Globe:

It has also been alleged that when Katie Hill was a candidate, she and her campaign staffer went on vacation and other personal trips together during the campaign.

A complaint filed (below) with the Federal Elections Commission says the staffer, Morgan Desjardins, was paid to be available for personal and private purposes unrelated to the Representative’s congressional campaign. As such, as a candidate in the 2017-2018 election cycle, Rep. Katie Hill misused campaign funds for her personal use, the complaint alleges.

I can’t help but wonder if the “vacation” in question wasn’t that “Angelbutt-123” high seas adventure south of the border.

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old Hill is blaming her swift departure from the House on “revenge porn” she says was leaked by Heslep, who filed for divorce on July 10. Nude images of Hill, including one of a naked and prominently tattooed Hill holding a bong and another of a naked Hill grooming Desjardins’s hair), surfaced on the conservative website Red State and in the U.K. Daily Mail. 

She said the private photos had been “weaponized” by her “abusive” husband Kenny Heslep, whom she is divorcing, and political operatives, and vowed to fight “this type of exploitation that so many women are victims to and which will keep countless women and girls from running for office or entering public light.”

It’s a position that seems to have garnered Hill plenty of  sympathy from the usual feminist commentariat:

To everyone being like, “well Katie Hill shouldn’t have taken nude photos!!!!”: you are the reason more women don’t run for office. You are the reason women don’t report the kind of abuse Hill’s ex has inflicted on her.

This is heartbreaking and a reminder that women in elected office are held to entirely different standards than their male colleagues. The horror of revenge porn and the cruelty of biphobia will not get nearly as much discussion as they deserve.

Umm, it’s also a good idea that if you do run for office, ladies, don’t mess around sexually with any of your staff–not your campaign staff, but your congressional staff. It’s a serious violation of House ethics rules. Just a reminder: A couple of days before Hill announced her resignation, the House Ethics Committee announced it was investigating Hill over her alleged relationship, not with Desjardins but with campaign staffer-turned-legislative director Graham Kelly.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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