When CNN announced Tuesday that the network will be holding a town hall discussion on sexual harassment, accusers of former President Bill Clinton’s were noticeably absent from the panel lineup.
Clinton, the husband of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has been accused publicly by three women of committing sexual misconduct. Juanita Broaddrick accused Clinton of raping her, Paula Jones said that Clinton sexually harassed her and exposed himself and Kathleen Willey accused the former president of groping her.
President Donald Trump invited those three women to be his guests at one of the 2016 presidential debates between himself and Hillary Clinton. But these women appeared to be noticeably absent from CNN’s panel.
After the widespread allegations against disgraced ex-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein took the country by storm in Oct. 2017 when The New York Times and The New Yorker published their bombshell reports, the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace reemerged on the national consciousness.
Thus, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota is set to moderate the network’s town hall, called “Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America,” Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. Guests include former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, as well as Anita Hill, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment back in 1991. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who is promoting sexual harassment-geared legislation, will also appear, as well as actress Jessica Barth, a Weinstein accuser.
#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke and former Rep. Mary Bono (R-Calif.), who accused an unidentified current congressman of sexually harassing her, will also appear.