Ex-congresswoman pens op-ed on dark days after revenge porn

Katie Hill opened up in the New York Times about the ethics investigation and revenge porn incidents that ended her career as a California representative.
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Now to that deeply personal op-ed from Katie hill speaking out after her resignation from congress amid an ethics probe. Hill says she was devastated when intimate photos of her were leaked online saying she experienced some very dark days but she's vowing not to give up. Linsey Davis is here with more. Good morning, linsey. Deeply personal indeed. Good morning. The former congresswoman going public with some extremely private thoughts and moments. She talks about the embarrassment and pain of reading cruel articles and ticks about her wishing she were dead and describes one night in vivid detail where she almost took her own life. This is the last speech. Reporter: This morning Katie hill breaking her silence. Opening up about the ethics and revenge porn scandals that ended her career in congress less than a year after it began. And the dark days that she says followed. In an op-ed titled Katie hill, it's not over after all, she contemplated suicide after nude photos of her surfaced online along with allegations she had an improper relationship with a congressional staffer which she denies. She resigned in October saying I knew it was the best decision for me, my family, my staff, my colleague, my community but that didn't make it any easier. I'm hurt. I'm angry. The path that I saw so clearly for myself is no longer there. Reporter: Two days later, she says she contemplated suicide writing, I just wanted it all to be over. Part of my brain was saying, stop it. This is stupid. You're not going to do it but I felt like I was out of my body like it was moving without me. When she thought about her family and supporters she paused. I thought about the girl scouts whose troops I'd visited who told me they wanted toboro up to be like me and I realized I couldn't do it. I have to keep going forward and be part of the fight to create the change that those young girls are counting on. Hill says the following day she wrote her final speech and then put on her red battle uniform and war paint to call out what she calls a double standard in Washington. I no longer want to be used as a bargaining chip. I'm leaving because I didn't want to be peddled by papers and blogs and websites used by shameless operatives for the dirtiest gutter politics that I've ever seen. Reporter: But while her future may seem uncertain hill now says I'm in the fight and I'm glad it's not all over after all. We will rise and we will make tomorrow better than today. Thank you and I yield the balance of my time for now but not forever. Before the scandal broke her political career was on an upswing but her marriage wag falling apart well before her campaign for office and says that she believes her husband was behind the nude photo leak. He has not commented publicly on this. Doesn't seem like we've heard the last from hill yet. I don't think so. Thank you.

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