Juanita Broaddrick, who alleged former President Bill Clinton raped her, wants her allegations to be believed like other women who have recently come forward with sexual assault allegations, according to BuzzFeed.
“Broaddrick claims Bill Clinton raped her in 1978, when he was Arkansas’ attorney general, during what she thought would be a morning business meeting,” per BuzzFeed.
“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,” Broaddick tweeted in January 2016:
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
Ironically, in September 2015, Hillary Clinton tweeted: “‘To every survivor of sexual assault…You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We’re with you.’ —Hillary”:
“To every survivor of sexual assault…You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We’re with you.” —Hillary
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 14, 2015
It’s as if many on the left have forgotten her story.
Yeah, @chelseahandler I can imagine. I was raped by the Arkansas AG who then becomes Governor & President and NBC held my interview explaining the rape until after his impeachment hearing. But I’m sure you don’t want to go there. https://t.co/s9W8NZsaZ3
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) November 13, 2017
Hillary Clinton has a history of not only silencing Broaddrick but attempting to discredit and slander others that accused her husband of sexual assault.
Broaddrick alleges Hillary approached her at a fundraiser in 1978, the year she was assaulted. “I just want you to know how much Bill and I appreciate the things you do for him. Do you understand? Everything you do,” Hillary said to her, grabbing her by the hand, according to a interview at Breitbart.
“What really went through my mind at that time is ‘She knows. She knew. She’s covering it up and she expects me to do the very same thing,” Broaddrick recalled.
In 2015, when asked if the women who accused her husband of sexual assault had deserved to “believed,” Hillary responded that “everybody should be believed at first” unless evidence after the fact says otherwise, according to BuzzFeed.
Questions remain if Hillary was so charitable toward Kathleen Willey, who alleged Bill Clinton fondled her during his presidency, and later alleged she was intimidated by the Clinton’s into not telling the truth in court.
And then, there’s Paula Jones, who alleged Clinton propositioned and exposed himself to her. In a New York Times interview Jones said the Clintons “sent out people to dig up trash on me,” according to CNN.
The Washington Post, reporting on Broaddrick’s allegations in February 1999, referred to them as “sensational yet ancient and unproven allegation that the future president sexually assaulted her in a hotel room a generation ago.”
A much different tact taken by the Post back then as opposed to its recent report about sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore, the GOP candidate for senate, on an underage girl.
“With no witnesses and the passage of so much time, Broaddrick’s story is difficult if not impossible to verify, although her husband and a friend told The Post in separate interviews that she related her account to them contemporaneously,” the Post’s report continued.
Moore’s report, whether rightly or wrongly, didn’t contain such qualifiers.
Perhaps now, with the heightened sensitivity toward allegations of sexual assault, these women’s stories will be taken seriously.