WASHINGTON – Arkansas registered nurse Juanita Broaddrick just wanted to forget about what she describes as her brutal rape by then state Attorney General Bill Clinton in 1978.
She was ashamed, even blaming herself for agreeing, at his request, to meet her in her hotel room on a visit to the state capital.
She thought it was going to be a meeting about the challenges facing nursing home practitioners, as he suggested.
Instead, she explains in a new video interview with Breitbart News’ Aaron Klein: “He grabs me, and turns me to him. And that was a shock. And I tried to push him away. And I only weighed about 120 pounds at that time. He was a very large man. And I kept telling him, ‘No. I don’t want this at all. And he grabbed me again, very forcefully. And started biting on my top lip. And this was extremely painful. I thought he was going to bite my lip off. And that’s when he pushed me back onto the bed.”
Watch the interview with Juanita Broaddrick:
Broaddrick still breaks down in tears when she recounts the ordeal – even after 38 years. Asked why, she said, “I am afraid of him.”
“You are still afraid of him?” asked Klein.
“Yes,” she said. “That I am still afraid. Especially if she becomes president. And I know it’s looking that way. So it’s frightening, Aaron. It’s frightening.”
Broaddrick says Clinton raped her twice in an ordeal she says lasted between 25 and 30 minutes.
“I was completely dressed,” she recalled when the attack began. “I had a skirt and a blouse. He tore the waist of my skirt. And then he ripped my pantyhose. And he raped me. It was very vicious. I was just pinned down … I did not know what to do. I was so frightened. I was only 35 at the time. And it was horrible. I just wanted it to be over with. So he would go away.”
After the initial rape, Broaddrick says she thought it was over.
“And then he did it again,” she said. “I was so ready for him to leave me alone. When he started raping me again. And it was very brief … And he did get up and he straightened himself. And my mouth was bleeding and it was hurting. And he just straightens himself and goes to the door.”
“With you still on the bed?” asked Klein.
“Yes, crying,” she said. “He straightens himself and he goes to the door. And puts on his sunglasses. And tells me to get some ice on that … And goes out the door.”
He would push down on my left clavicle and it hurt so much I thought my clavicle was gonna break. And my lip was just ballooning out four times the size that it should have been.
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The Broaddrick accusation has begun to catch fire with the public. Several times recently hecklers at Clinton rallies have shouted remarks about Bill Clinton being a rapist. It happened again Saturday and Clinton’s reaction was caught on video.
“Nobody can dispute the fact …” Clinton started to say to the audience, at which point the heckler jumped in to finish the sentence, “… that you are a rapist!”
“Oh, yeah?” Clinton said quietly.
He told the crowd not to worry about the outburst, while repeatedly thanking them for defending his honor.
“You gotta feel sorry for him – they had a bad day yesterday, so they’re trying to make it up,” Clinton joked. “This is what is the matter with politics. When other people pour poison down your throat, don’t drink it.”
Video of Bill Clinton responding to a heckler calling him a rapist:
The irony of the Broaddrick interview, taking place as the nation’s media and the presidential campaign are focused exclusively on 11-year-old salacious and offensive remarks by Trump caught on a hot mic by a TV crew, was not lost on the women who have repeatedly told the stories of being sexually assaulted by Clinton nearly 20 years apart.
In January, WND dispatched Candice Jackson, author of the book, “Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Bill Clinton Machine,” to Broaddrick’s home for an in-depth, in-person interview in which she gave a more detailed account of her story. Jackson, an attorney from California, is still active with the women she profiled in that book, including Willey.
Over the years, Broaddrick’s story has not deviated from the earliest interviews she gave during the 1990s. She was, for years, unwilling to discuss the incident publicly – only coming forth when other women, like Willey, went public.
As Jackson recounted for WND in her story “The Rape of Juanita Broaddrick,” in January: In 1978, 35-year-old Juanita Hickey worked as a registered nurse. She was married to her first husband, Gary Hickey, but having an affair with her future second husband, David Broaddrick. She had started her own nursing home in Van Buren, Arkansas, a successful endeavor that eventually grew into two residential facilities – one for the elderly and one for severely handicapped children. The young, charismatic Clinton was in the midst of his gubernatorial race and had made a campaign stop at her nursing home that spring.
While glad-handing there, Clinton told her to be sure to stop by campaign headquarters if she was ever in Little Rock. She was so impressed with him that for the first time in her life she volunteered to help a political campaign, agreeing to hand out bumper stickers and signs. She thought he had “bright ideas” for the state and felt eager to pay a visit to his Little Rock headquarters, excited about picking up T-shirts and buttons to hand out.
Not long after that, she attended a seminar of the American College of Nursing Home Administrators at the Camelot Hotel in Little Rock. She stayed in a hotel room with her friend, Norma Kelsey. After they checked in to their room, Broaddrick called Clinton campaign headquarters and was told to call Clinton at his apartment. She did, and asked Clinton if he was going to be at his headquarters that day. He said no, but suggested they meet for coffee in the hotel coffee shop. A bit later the same morning, Clinton called her and asked if they could meet in her hotel room because there were reporters crawling around the coffee shop.
She felt “a little bit uneasy” meeting him in her hotel room, but felt a “real friendship toward this man” and didn’t feel any “danger” in him coming to her room. When Clinton arrived she had coffee ready on a little table under a window overlooking a river. Then “he came around me and sort of put his arm over my shoulder to point to this little building and he said he was real interested if he became governor to restore that little building and then all of a sudden, he turned me around and started kissing me. And that was a real shock.” Broaddrick pushed him away and said, “No, please don’t do that” and told Clinton she was married. But he tried to kiss her again. This time he bit her upper lip. She tried to pull away from him but he forced her onto the bed. “And I just was very frightened, and I tried to get away from him and I told him ‘No,’ that I didn’t want this to happen, but he wouldn’t listen to me.” But he “was such a different person at that moment, he was just a vicious awful person.” At some point she stopped resisting. She explained, “It was a real panicky, panicky situation. I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to ‘Please stop.’ And that’s when he pressed down on my right shoulder and he would bite my lip.”
Clinton didn’t linger long afterward. “When everything was over with, he got up and straightened himself, and I was crying at the moment and he walks to the door, and calmly puts on his sunglasses. And before he goes out the door he says, ‘You better get some ice on that.’ And he turned and went out the door.” The whole encounter lasted less than 30 minutes, but it changed Juanita Broaddrick’s life forever.
When questioned by an interviewer, “Is there any way at all that Bill Clinton could have thought that this was consensual?” Juanita Broaddrick answered, “No. Not with what I told him, and with how I tried to push him away. It was not consensual.” The interviewer, NBC’s Lisa Myers, pressed for specificity. “You’re saying that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted you, that he raped you?” Broaddrick answered, “Yes.”
Watch video of Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick describing their “terrified” feelings about the Clintons: