For over two decades, Juanita Broaddrick has accused President Bill Clinton of raping her.
In a 1999 interview with NBC News, Broaddrick painted a disturbing picture of the alleged incident, which she said occurred in her own hotel room where the two were supposed to have a “business” meeting.
Clinton allegedly repeatedly began kissing Broaddrick, which she said she tried to stop before he forced her onto the bed:
“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.”
Her story hasn’t changed since speaking out years ago, and it’s apparently starting to affect the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Broaddrick tweeted about the alleged rape in January of this year, garnering national attention:
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016
According to BuzzFeed News, Clinton’s campaign website stated she stood firmly with victims of sexual assault as of September 2015:
“I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have a right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you.”
She even tweeted her support in November 2015:
Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. https://t.co/mkD69RHeBL
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 23, 2015
“I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have a right to be heard.”
The 73-year-old Arkansas native, who has been described as “sweet as Southern tea,” tells the news outlet she just wants people to believe her, something Hillary Clinton clearly hasn’t done for 35 years:
“People saying that they’re sorry is very respectful, but when somebody says, ‘I believe you,’ that probably does me the most good, because I want to be believed. It’s a hard thing to come forward and talk about. And for somebody to choose to make me valid…that’s nice.”
Broaddrick is a registered nurse and former owner of a nursing home in Van Buren, Arkansas. Her Twitter bio says she loves spending time with her son and grandson, working outside and playing tennis.
But not matter how many years have passed, she says she will never forget Bill’s alleged response, while she was reportedly left in tears and fearing someone might “come back to kill her”:
“There was no remorse. He acted like it was an everyday occurrence. He was not the least bit apologetic. It was just unreal.”
In 1999, Bill Clinton denied Broaddrick’s claims through his personal lawyer, David A. Kendall, saying:
“Any allegation that the president assaulted Mrs. Broaddrick more than 20 years ago is absolutely false. Beyond that, we’re not going to comment.”
Hillary Clinton’s campaign declined to comment on changing its website’s verbiage regarding rape victims.