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Podcast: Katie Hill takes revenge porn fight to Congress

Katie Hill
Former Congresswoman Katie Hill of California.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

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In 2018, Katie Hill made national news when she beat an incumbent to win the 25th Congressional District in Southern California. She was part of a wave of progressive, female Democrats who promised to take on then-President Trump. But less than a year later, Rep. Hill resigned. Intimate photos of her leaked online. She was a victim of revenge porn.

Now, the former congresswoman is pushing her former colleagues to make the sharing of intimate pictures without consent a federal crime.

On today’s episode, we talk to L.A. Times political reporter Seema Mehta, who has covered Hill’s downfall and current advocacy work. And we hear from the former congresswoman herself.

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Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times political reporter Seema Mehta and former Rep. Katie Hill

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Katie Hill fights to make revenge porn a federal crime and ponders another run for office

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Column: Why Katie Hill has to pay legal fees for a newspaper that published nude photos of her

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“The Times” is made by columnist Gustavo Arellano, producer Shannon Lin, senior producers Steven Cuevas and Denise Guerra, executive producer Abbie Fentress Swanson and editor Julia Turner. Our engineer is Mario Diaz. Our intern is Ashlea Brown. Our theme song was composed by Andrew Eapen.

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