Juanita Broaddrick recalled in an interview with Breitbart this past week about the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of Bill Clinton. She accuses the former president of raping her in 1978 when he was campaigning for the governorship of Arkansas. It recalled a groundbreaking interview that occured during the waning days of the Clinton administration. Back in 1999, Broaddrick broke down in sobs and tears in a NBC interview as she recalled the encounter with the man who would become the most powerful man in the world:
Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip … He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. And then he forces me down on 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. … 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. … 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.”
Broaddrick, some time later, would describe meeting Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser. Hillary thanked her for keeping things quiet. “I just want you to know how much Bill and I appreciate what you do for him,” said the future First Lady. When Broaddrick pulled her hand away, Hillary held on to her and said, “Do you understand? Everything that you do.”
Last week, Broaddrick was interviewed by Breitbart.com and repeatedly wept and sobbed during an exclusive video exchange. She said that she is still frightened by the former president. Here follows a partial transcript from the Breitbart interview:
BROADDRICK: And then as he points over my shoulder, 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.
KLEIN: He bit you at the top of your lip. He pushed you onto the bed. And then what happened?
BROADDRICK: It’s been so long and it is just so hard to go into. I need to stop.
BROADDRICK: You, know, why? Why is it still so painful?
At a rally for Hillary last week, Bill Clinton was heckled by a woman who held up a sign that read: "Bill Clinton rapist." The former president appeared to turn read in the face but then told the crowd "I love it when people come into my rallies." To cheers from assembled Democrats, Clinton said "And it's a dead give-away when they don't want a conversation because they known they'll lose the conversation."