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Former Democratic rep whose nude photos were leaked set to host 'Naked Politics' podcast


Katie Hill says 'this podcast is here to expose what's wrong in politics today, undressing the issues'

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Former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill (Calif.) has announced she will be launching a new podcast called "Naked Politics," her latest venture since resigning from Congress amid affair allegations and the publication of photos showing her in the nude.

What are the details?

The Hill reported Friday that Ms. Hill's podcast promises to "expose the naked truth behind what goes on" in the beltway.

"This podcast is where we can get dirty," the California Democrat told the outlet. "It's where we can expose the naked truth behind what goes on. The backroom deals, the monied interests, the inability to break from the party. This podcast is here to expose what's wrong in politics today, undressing the issues, and how we can fix them."

Hill gave up her seat months into her freshman term last year after the Democrat-led House Committee on Ethics launched an investigation into allegations that she had an extramarital affair with her legislative director, which would be in violation of new House rules established in response to the #MeToo movement.

While Hill denied the affair, she admitted to having a "consensual" three-way relationship with a female campaign staffer and her now-ex husband prior to taking office. The former congresswoman later blamed "rampant biphobia" as a major reason for her stepping down.

The week before Hill announced her resignation, leaked nude photos of her were published by the Daily Mail and conservative outlet Red State. At the time, she was estranged from her then-husband, and blamed conservative media for "perpetuating" his "abuse by providing him a platform."

"I will fight to ensure no one else has to live through what I just experience," she said in a video message announcing her departure from office. "Some people call this electronic assault, digital exploitation, others call it revenge porn. As the victim of it, I call it one of the worst things we can do to our sisters and our daughters."

Anything else?

Hill also recently released a memoir, titled "She Will Rise," saying she wrote it "to empower women to lead despite many roadblocks and sexist standards."

A show based on the book is in the works, and Hill will be played by actress Elizabeth Moss.

The first episode of "Naked Politics" on Oct. 20 will feature an interview with former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D), who recently came out as bisexual months after photos were leaked showing him passed out in a hotel room with a gay male escort and crystal meth.

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