In an exclusive interview with WND, Juanita Broaddrick said that 40 years later, she’s beginning to receive support for her claim that Bill Clinton raped her when he was Arkansas’s attorney general.
It’s happening because the Clinton dynasty is falling, a fate deserved by the the former president and his twice-failed presidential hopeful wife, Hillary Clinton, Broaddrick said.
“I think it’s happening now. Their loss of power that we’re seeing right now is very important. That is why you see so many people now coming out to support me – these people in the media that downed me years ago, that said ‘she’s lying’ and would ridicule me – it’s only because the Clinton are losing their power,” she said.
Broaddrick spoke with WND at the conclusion of a news conference Wednesday in which she and other women who claim to have been assaulted by Bill Clinton called for the resignations of two Democrats in Congress, John Conyers and Al Franken, who have been accused of sexual misconduct.
The Media Equality Project held the press conference at the National Press Club to also demand that Congress end taxpayer-funded payouts to harassment victims.
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“I am here to demand the resignation of Al Franken and John Conyers,” said Kathleen Willey, the former White House aide who has accused Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting her in November 1993.
“They are not sorry; their apologies are weak. The only reason they apologized is because they got caught. They have no intention of changing. It’s in their DNA, and it’s not going to change,” she said.
Broaddrick told WND she not only was raped by Bill Clinton, she was threatened by Hillary Clinton.
She noted, however, what’s happening to the Clintons now.
Last year, Hillary evaded prosecution for mishandling classified information, she could face a congressional probe over he part in the sale of U.S. uranium reserves to Russia while parties to the deal donated to the Clinton Foundation, and she had to listen as thousands of people chanted “lock her up” during her stunning presidential-election loss in 2016.
Broaddrick said the two are getting what they deserve.
She said her own life has never been the same since the alleged rape by Bill Clinton.
“It’s changed it drastically. This affected my life for years. Not only being harassed and ridiculed by the media – but wondering and tippy toeing around with a governor who was directly in control of my business,” she said.
Broaddrick said she didn’t report the attack at the time because Bill Clinton was the attorney general.
“In my particular case, you are looking at Bill Clinton – that was the attorney general – and you say, ‘Why didn’t you report this to the police?’ He was the police. And then he became governor. I own nursing homes, and my business was directly under the governor and the attorney general. I could have been closed down. My livelihood could have been gone forever. We could have been surveyed. There could have been false complaints coming in, and I could have been closed,” she said.
Even her faith was impacted, she said.
“I had to change my church service. In the prayers of the Episcopal church, they pray for the president and they would say, ‘We pray for the President Bill Clinton’ – and I couldn’t take that anymore,” she said.
“So I moved to the eight o’clock service because they only said ‘president.’ When the priest would go through the prayers and not say the president, my husband would squeeze my hand. It like one little battle won.”
Broaddrick explained in detail how Hillary Clinton threatened her two weeks after Bill allegedly raped her.
“I had gotten to a fundraiser early. Hillary Clinton caught me before I was able to get out,” she explained. “[Clinton] came to me with a gracious smile and said, ‘I want to thank you for everything that you do for Bill.’ I just wanted to get out of there.
“I started to leave and get out of there, and all of a sudden she grabbed hold of my arm – she pulls me back to her. There’s no smile on that face now, it’s strictly a scowl, a horrible scowl and [she] said, ‘Do you understand, everything you do?’ I jerked my arm from that woman and I left immediately.”
Democrats still are trying to figure out how to deal with the accusations against Conyers and Franken.
But Broaddrick said at least things will be addressed.
“I don’t think this should be a Democratic thing or a Republican thing. This should definitely be an individual victim thing,” she said.
And it’s more likely something actually will be done now, she noted.
“We’re in a different time now. Thank God.”
Broaddrick returned to the news during the 2016 presidential election when she responded to a tweet from CNN’s Jake Tapper, who wrote: “Hillary talks about her pending book & subjects therein: Comey, Putin & misogyny.”
Hillary Clinton talks about her pending book & subjects therein: Comey, Putin & misogyny: https://t.co/NLUV2HCmDN
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 9, 2017
Broaddrick responded: “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.”
She had been interviewed in 1999 by NBC’s “Dateline” about the alleged rape, which she says happened in 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Broaddrick appeared in a campaign ad last year in which she said: “He starts to bite on my top lip and I try to pull away from him.”
Her response to Tapper was, “In the chapter on misogyny does Hillary discuss her attempts to destroy victims of Bill Clinton?????”
In the chapter on misogyny does Hillary discuss her attempts to destroy victims of Bill Clinton????? https://t.co/Ozdoni5b74
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) April 9, 2017
During the campaign, Donald Trump called Bill Clinton a “philandering husband,” publicly charging on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” that the former president committed “rape.”
On that same day, Broaddrick told WND in an exclusive sit-down interview in her Arkansas home that the alleged 1978 sexual assault had deeply and permanently scarred her life.
Broaddrick also noted that she had recently received a phone call from NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who was seeking an update on her rape claim.
“Lisa Myers actually warned me about Andrea,” Broaddrick told WND after Mitchell called her claim “discredited.”
Other networks later followed Mitchell’s lead, with ABC’s Tom Llamas calling Broaddrick’s statements “discredited” and Nancy Cordes on CBS saying: “They were referring to a trio of women who say Bill Clinton made unwanted sexual advances in ’80s and ’90s. Mr. Clinton denies it. Two of the cases were plagued by factual discrepancies.”
But in 1999, NBC’s Myers, a respected senior investigative correspondent, was so convinced of Broaddrick’s credibility that she interviewed her for the network’s prime-time show.
Indeed, Mitchell’s “discredited” claim clashes directly with Myers, who as recently as 2014 stated, “Nothing has come up since that story was reported that in any way undercuts what Juanita Broaddrick said.”
Broaddrick said of Mitchell’s comment: “Nothing has changed from the detailed investigation NBC did into my story in 1999 before airing my Dateline interview with Lisa Myers.”
Broaddrick was speaking to Los Angeles attorney Candice Jackson, who conducted the in-person interview with Broaddrick for WND. Jackson previously authored the acclaimed book “Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine.”
“And if NBC now thinks my experience has been ‘discredited,'” Broaddrick continued, at the time, “why would Andrea Mitchell call me to ask me for any new information about my encounter with Hillary after the assault? And why wouldn’t Andrea Mitchell have written her own news story explaining exactly how I’ve been discredited? Lisa Myers actually warned me about Andrea. Andrea is obviously mad at me for exposing her rudeness and bias when she called me this year. I think being a lapdog for Hillary Clinton discredits Andrea Mitchell and NBC as journalists!”
Here is NBC’s original 1999 “Dateline” segment featuring Lisa Myers interviewing Juanita Broaddrick about her alleged rape by Bill Clinton:
Watch Broaddrick’s interview with Sean Hannity about her moment with Hillary Clinton:
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