Bill Clinton Rape Accuser Juanita Broaddrick Says New York Times Should Interview Alleged Rape Victims

By Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.
May 19, 2016 Updated: May 19, 2016

Juanita Broaddrick, who has accused Bill Clinton of rape, said The New York Times should investigate the allegations of rape against Clinton, just as it has devoted much time and attention probing for Trump’s mistreatment of women. 

Last week, the Times published a report featuring interviews with over 50 women who had been in Trump’s life, detailing instances that could be seen as disrespectful to women. 

The report suggested that Trump had been demeaning to a model at a 1990 pool party because he had offered her a swimsuit to put on. The model later said she didn’t feel disrespected, that Trump had been “a gentleman,” and that the Times had misrepresented her words, according to Politico

“I wish that they would use the same amount of energy to interview the hundreds of women that Bill Clinton has probably spoken bad words about and the many women that he has assaulted,”  Broaddrick told talk show host Aaron Klein. 

Broaddrick said young voters, especially millennials, are unfamiliar with the accusations of sexual harassment and rape against Clinton. 

“Just like on Twitter I had these young Millennials coming on, saying, ‘Is this is true? Did it really happen?’ Well, yes. It did happen to me,” Broaddrick said. 

Trump has called Hillary Clinton “an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler, and what she did to a lot of those women is disgraceful”—and Broaddrick agrees. 

“I feel like she has been the enabler behind him in allowing him to continue on the same path that he did back in the ’70s and ’80s and ’90s. He has absolutely no morals when it comes to women,”  Broaddrick said. 

Broaddrick first disclosed the charges in 1999, as “Jane Doe #5” in the court case between Clinton and Paula Jones, who had accused him of sexual harassment. 

She said Bill Clinton had raped her in a hotel in 1978, after using the pretext of asking her for some help on his campaign to get her in the room. Broaddrick said that Hillary Clinton knew about the incident, and personally thanked her for keeping quiet. 

Broaddrick had been out of the public eye since the late ’90s, but emerged on social media earlier this year because she felt obligated to tell her story about Bill—and Hillary. 

Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.