Woman Who Accused Bill Clinton of Rape Says Hillary ‘Tried to Silence’ Me
“To every survivor of sexual assault...You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We're with you,” tweeted Hillary Clinton in September.
The former First Lady reiterated that belief in November on her twitter account stating, “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported,” apparently excluding the women who survived sexual harassment, assault and even rape by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
The issue of Bill Clinton’s marital infidelities created enough of a concern during his first presidential campaign in 1992, that he and his wife, Hillary, went on national television appearing on the CBS news program “60 Minutes” to address allegations of a long-time affair in Arkansas.
More allegations emerged about Clinton’s conduct during his tenure as the Attorney General of Arkansas and Governor of the state, and followed him to the White House when he took office in January 1993.
Mrs. Clinton famously stated, “I'm not sitting here – some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette. I'm sitting here because I love him, and I respect him, and I honor what he's been through and what we've been through together,” in the “60 Minutes” interview, but disturbing reports of her efforts to discredit and denigrate women who had come forward with accusations against her husband soon emerged.
As First Lady, Hillary created a special “Bimbo Eruption” team for the specific purpose of dealing with allegations of sexual impropriety.
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73....it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016
Now, a woman who publicly accused President Clinton of raping her in 1978 is taking to social media to challenge candidate Clinton’s statement about believing survivors.
“I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me,” Juanita Broaddrick tweeted. “Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73…it never goes away.”
Broaddrick says she “has been quiet for too long and now with the possibility of Hillary being the nominee and possibly president, I feel the need to get involved.”
She joins many other women who came forward during the 1990s alleging unwanted sexual contact by Bill Clinton, including Kathleen Willey, Gennifer Flowers and, most notably, Monica Lewinsky, a 22-year-old White House intern.
It was the president’s perjury to a grand jury in which he denied having sexual contact with Lewinsky, which he subsequently admitted, that led to his impeachment and disbarment.
At the time, Clinton appeared on national television and made the following statement, “I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”