Danney Williams, the black man from Little Rock, Arkansas, who has claimed since the 1990s to be the illegitimate son of former President Bill Clinton, is asking Monica Lewinsky for help in proving his parentage by providing DNA from the infamous blue dress.
In an announcement Williams was scheduled to make at a news conference Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, but released early at Radar Online, he said he wants Lewinsky to let him conduct DNA testing on the stain she testified came from a sex act she performed on Clinton at the White House on Feb. 28, 1997.
FBI documents confirmed it was a match for Bill Clinton’s DNA.
Williams, an Arkansas construction worker, told Radar he believes the dress is a vital clue to his bombshell claim that he’s Clinton’s son by an African-American prostitute.
“I’ve done my homework and I saw they returned the dress to her after the tests and I thought why not ask her for it. I’m praying on it that she will make this happen for me. I’m sure [the Clintons] hurt her as they hurt me.”
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“I believe Hillary told my dad I would ruin her chances of being in the White House,” he continued in the interview. “I feel she cut him off from being in my life, but this isn’t political.”
He said, “I have been told my entire life that I am President Clinton’s biological son and I want my kids to know their grandfather.”
In his letter to Lewinsky, Williams said Clinton “provided cash support for me when I was a boy as well as having Arkansas State Troopers deliver Christmas presents to our home each year.”
He said his attempts to contact Bill Clinton directly went unanswered, and he was blocked when he tried through Facebook.
The issue, he told Lewinsky, “can only [be] resolved with a true, verified DNA test.”
He got no response to his public request that Bill Clinton provide a DNA sample.
“Now I face the prospect of a long drawn-out paternity lawsuit in the state of Arkansas which lawyers tell me could cost hundred (sic) of thousands of dollars and years of litigation. I am not a rich person and would have [to] try to raise the mountain of money needed to pay for the lawsuit. I am prepared to press ahead with the lawsuit if that is the only route to justice.”
But he said another way would be to access Bill Clinton’s DNA from the famed dress.
“This is not about politics for me but there is solid evidence that it was Hillary who cut me [off] from my biological father. Hillary literally slammed the door in my Aunt Lucille’s face when she took me to the Governor’s Mansion to demand the Clinton’s acknowledge me. I was not surprised to learn that Hillary called you a ‘stalker’ and much, much worse. We have both been abused by Hillary Clinton. I call out to you for your help.”
Williams shed a tear while his YouTube video was playing at the news conference, and he called on Bill Clinton to “man up” and provide a sample to “help a young black boy know who he is and whose he is.”
In remarks prepared for the news conference, Williams said, “I have struggled all my life to get the acknowledgement of my father and step mother, because like any child, I want to know my dad and I want him to know me.”
He continued: “I have always felt bad about my father not wanting to be in my life. Was it because I was black? Was there something wrong with me? It’s not fair and it has been hurtful that he still refuses to acknowledge me. I am his only son in the world and he’s my only dad. Recently I have been telling my kids that their grandfather was the president of the United States and they’re amazed by it, they’re like ‘No. Is it for real?’ I tell them yes, he is my father and I will make sure you get to meet him one day.”
WND reported Oct. 19 that lawyers representing Williams, in the hours before the third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas, announced their intention to file a paternity suit demanding DNA evidence from the former president.
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WND reported last week that YouTube reversed a decision to terminate Williams’ account, which features his claim.
YouTube’s move blocked the nine-minute feature “BANISHED – The Untold Story of Danney Williams,” which had received more 1 million views since Williams first posted it Oct 11.
No definitive DNA test
WND reported that no DNA test was conducted in 1999, despite media reports to the contrary when Williams’ claim first surfaced.
Clinton defenders since 1999 have contended the tabloid Star Magazine conducted a “DNA showdown” proving Bill Clinton was not Williams’ father, citing Star Magazine editor Phil Bunton saying at the time, “There was no match, nothing even close.”
But in an interview this month, Bunton told WND that no blood sample was obtained from Clinton and Star Magazine never published a story documenting a laboratory test.
“I don’t remember ever seeing any laboratory test that was done on Clinton’s DNA,” Bunton told WND.
Bunton is now the owner of the Rivertown Magazine in Haverstraw, New York.
He affirmed to WND that the tabloid relied on the DNA evidence for Clinton published by independent counsel Kenneth Starr, extracted from the infamous Monica Lewinsky blue dress.
“We got a lot of phone calls from several people in the media, including the New York Times, wanting to know when we were going to get the DNA back,” Bunton recalled to WND. “We thought it was going to turn out to be his son, but when the DNA came back there was no story there even to write.”
The DNA test released by Kenneth Starr was the second of two DNA laboratory tests the FBI had run on Clinton, but the public record leaves no doubt that Starr withheld the more robust test conducted by the FBI.
Additional reporting by Paul Bremmer.