Juanita Broaddrick: It’s Rewarding to Be Believed
Bill Clinton's accuser tells 'The Ingraham Angle' that Hollywood hypocrites took sides against her
With the sea change in people’s attitudes about victims of sexual harassment and assault, the Clintons may finally get their comeuppance, said Juanita Broaddrick Monday night on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”
“I hope that they finally get what is due to them,” said Broaddrick, a 74-year-old former nursing home administrator who said that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978.
Broaddrick's story was put off by the media during former President Clinton's sex scandals and resulting impeachment of 1998-1999. But she was brought to the 2016 presidential debates by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his campaign chairman, Steve Bannon.
On Sunday, comedian Chelsea Handler tweeted a slam against Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate in the throes of a campaign controversy for allegedly dating teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
"Imagine being molested by an older man," tweeted Handler on Sunday. "Then that man denies ever doing it and then goes on and gets elected to United States Senate. What kind of message does that send to young girls everywhere? And men to all the men who abuse women?"
"[Chelsea Handler] supported my abusers in the 2016 presidential race. And I wanted to say to her, 'I matter, too.'"
Broaddrick told Ingraham she could not contain her anger at Handler and other Hollywood hypocrites.
"You know, that is why I was so enraged yesterday, when Chelsea Handler tweeted what she did, and why I came back and tweeted what I did," said Broaddrick. "You know, she supported my abusers in the 2016 presidential race. And I wanted to say to her, 'I matter, too.' All victims matter. It doesn't matter if you are a Democrat or Republican ... If you are straight or if you are a gay, or if you believe in God or not, we all have the right to be believed."
Ingraham noted with a panel that even members of the Left are now regretting they defended Bill Clinton in 1998 and 1999. The reason is that they inadvertently sent a message to young men that sexual abuse of vulnerable women was OK.
Ingraham still wondered why the vaunted Clintons — former President Clinton and wife Hillary Clinton — are being brought into the recent debate on sexual harassment and abuse.
"The Clintons' clout is receding, and it's safe to come out against them," said Byron York, a Washington Examiner columnist.
But the Republicans have a problem, too, in Alabama Republican Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for the open Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore has been accused of dating and even groping teen girls while he was a young assistant district attorney in central Alabama.
One of Ingraham's panelists said Moore was likely "toast," and defended the women making the charges.
"It's common for victims to not come forward for years," said Harmeet Dhillon, a conservative Republican attorney from California.