The first release shows democrat congresswoman pictured naked brushing the young woman’s hair, who has been identified as Morgan Desjardins, 24, from Santa Clarita, California.
Desjardins began a relationship with Democrat Katie Hill and Heslep shortly after she started working for the Congresswoman in 2017, before the three-way affair broke down this summer when Hill told both her husband and her lover that she wanted to focus on her work.
Hill is also accused of having a separate affair with her campaign finance director, Graham Kelly. According to text messages, Hill’s relationship with Kelly was the final straw for Heslep, as he said he could accept his wife having a relationship with a woman, but not with another man.
One of the most scandalous photographs shows a naked Hill holding a giant bong and metadata from the picture reveals it was taken on 9/11 in 2017, before marijuana was legalized for recreational consumption in California.
The picture also shows an iron cross tattoo on Hill’s pubic area, similar to the symbols formerly used by white supremacists referencing a World War II Nazi medal.
Hill's iron cross tattoo on her pubic area is similar to the symbols formerly used white supremists referencing a World War II Nazi medal.
The tattoo opens the congresswoman to accusations of hypocrisy.
She has criticized racist Facebook posts that included a similar-looking cross, posted by a Santa Clarita veteran who was featured in her political rival’s campaign adverts last year
Veteran, David Brayton, posted racist memes on his Facebook page including the KKK insignia of a ‘blood cross’, a similar shape to the iron cross.
Hill called out the veteran at the time, saying the posts left her ‘deeply disturbed’ and that his ‘hateful rhetoric’ helped fuel ‘violence across America’.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) references in its hate symbols database that the iron cross symbol goes back to the 19th century, included on medals for the German Empire.
It was later adopted by Nazis for their medals, putting a swastika in the middle of the cross.