Although Bill Clinton is fairly well liked in the public eye, the fact is that he’s not exactly a loyal husband as evidenced by the whole Monica Lewinsky affair. However, apparently it’s even worse than that as a former staffer has come out and accused him of raping her back when he was Arkansas governor in 1978 – and implicated Hilary Clinton in covering it up.
Juanita Broaddrick tweeted the following on Wednesday:
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
Broaddrick originally made these claims in 1999, but has reiterated them because of Hillary Clinton’s current presidential campaign:
I guess it was just seeing them on TV so much now, and her [Hillary] with the Benghazi [hearing].
That was impossible, to watch her during that, and now having to see her on the TV, and on the TV campaigning — it’s torture.
I have to grab and switch my TV every time I turn around.
There aren’t really any more details available about it at the moment and it doesn’t seem like Broaddrick is planning on pressing charges – she just wants people to be aware of what happened to her. Back in 1999, Bill Clinton’s lawyers made the following statement regarding it:
Any allegation that the president assaulted Mrs Broaddrick more than 20 years ago is absolutely false. Beyond that, we’re not going to comment.
Although this is the first we’ve heard from Broaddrick, the allegations have dogged Hillary’s current campaign since it began, most notably when she tweeted the following:
Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. https://t.co/mkD69RHeBL
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 23, 2015
You can imagine the kind of response that garnered. It’s also been a talking point at her various campaign rallies, where she has been repeatedly questioned about her statement and its implications to Broaddrick and two other staffers that have accused Clinton of similar behaviour, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones:
Diplomatic answer there Hills. I’m not really sure what to think about all this – obviously there’s no stone cold proof that Clinton performed the acts that he was accused of, but then again the fact that the Monica Lewinsky thing happened and so many people have come out with these allegations don’t exactly paint him in the best of light. It seems unlikely anyone is going to follow through with them now either, and I doubt it will have any affect on Hillary’s presidential campaign either. But shouldn’t someone be held accountable here? I guess that doesn’t really matter though when you’re a former President of the United States.
There’s also the rumour that Bill flew Liz Hurley to the White House and had sex with her whilst Hillary slept next door too, perpetuated by Tom Sizemore of all people.