The investigation was first reported by the New York Times, which also said Gaetz took ecstasy, an illegal drug.
Hill's ex is hardly the only partner or former partner to use nude photos to punish, blackmail or try to coerce a victim to remain in a damaging relationship.
The outcome of Hill's case is chilling because it appears to create an exception to the rule that no one should share another person's private photos without consent, a principle that likely should not be conditional upon anything.
Those rules were enacted following a string of misconduct allegations involving male colleagues.
Dhillon Law Group The naked images were published when Hill was already embroiled in a sex scandal over her with her now-ex-husband Kenneth Heslep and a 22-year-old female campaign staffer.
On Wednesday, the court will hear a motion by defendant Jennifer Van Laar to strike the lawsuit, claiming it is an attempt to silence speech that is protected by the 1st Amendment.