You’d suppose Katie Hill would possibly wish to keep off the dating scene for a sizzling second.
Beltway babble has been rumbling for a while that Hill — the California congresswoman who resigned in October when her “throuple” relationship with a youthful feminine marketing campaign staffer and her now-estranged husband spectacularly exploded — is dating . . . who else . . . a Playboy writer.
And Web page Six is advised that the rumors appeared to be confirmed when Hill, 32, shocked the political journo set by exhibiting as much as a Manhattan ebook get together this week with the alleged Bunny beau, Alex Thomas, Playboy’s political correspondent out of DC.
“They arrived collectively, they have been collectively all evening, they usually left collectively,” mentioned a spy on the Higher East Aspect get together for Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng’s ebook, “Sinking the Swamp.” Mentioned one other of Hill and Thomas, “They saved going exterior to smoke collectively.”
However reached for remark, Thomas insisted that he and Hill are simply buddies and, actually, they’d attended the bash with two different pals. Hill didn’t reply to our requests for remark.
Additionally on the get together have been CNN’s Brian Stelter, Oliver Darcy and Vicky Ward, and New York Instances Types reporter Taylor Lorenz.
When the Hill scandal first broke, and it was revealed that she, then-husband Kenny Heslep and 20-something aide Morgan Desjardins had been in a polyamorous threesome for a yr, nude photographs have been leaked on-line, together with certainly one of a unadorned Hill brushing Desjardins’ hair.
Thomas defended Hill — who’s now divorcing Heslep — on-line on the time, and even wrote that the Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee was “buying round” the nude photographs. The NRCC strongly denied this.
Hill, who referred to as the picture leaks “revenge porn” and demanded that Capitol police examine, then resigned amid a Home investigation into her relationship with one other, male staffer, her legislative director, Graham Kelly. She has denied this affair.