A new documentary mythologizing Hillary Clinton is “pure garbage,” according to Bill Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick.
Broaddrick blasted a new four-part Hulu series about Hillary Clinton, Hillary, for airbrushing the couple’s lives and ignoring sexual assault claims against Bill, the Daily Caller reported. The Arkansas native has long claimed that Bill Clinton raped her in a hotel room when he was running for governor of the state.
“You know what’s absolutely unbelievable? Hulu allowing a low life sexual predator to talk […] and no one has the ‘guts’ to say […] Can you tell us why you sexually assaulted and raped women? Hulu’s Clinton doc[umentary] is pure GARBAGE,” Broaddrick tweeted Thursday.
Clinton accuser blasts Hulu docuseries
Broaddrick has maintained for years that Clinton raped her when she was a campaign staffer for his gubernatorial run in the 1970s. She has claimed that Hillary Clinton intimidated her into silence at a campaign event, as the Daily Wire notes. According to Broaddrick, Hillary approached her, forcefully took her hand, and “thanked” her for staying quiet.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement — and even before that — Bill’s numerous sexual misconduct scandals have continued to cast a shadow over his wife’s political career. But there’s no question that the Clintons still get plenty of gushing press from a more or less complicit media establishment. To critics like Broaddrick, Hillary glamorizes a pair of professional crooks while letting Bill off easy for alleged sex crimes.
During one of the docuseries’ most publicized moments, Bill dismisses his affair with Monica Lewinsky as little more than therapy, a drug he used to “manage [his] anxieties” while running the most powerful country in the world, according to Fox News. Broaddrick, for her part, slammed Hulu’s incuriosity about rape allegations against Clinton and their interest, instead, in Bill’s “therapy.”
“Shame on Hulu… You owe an apology to all survivors of sexual abuse, rape, and intimidation by the Clintons. This conniving, evil couple have no remorse for the decades of Bill Clinton’s deviant, reprehensible behavior,” she tweeted. “Yes, she knew.”
Glaring double standard
The Clintons have continued to publicly tangle with the Lewinsky scandal, and the docuseries dramatizes the impact of the affair on their marriage. But the political power couple have ignored Broaddrick’s claims ever since an initial splash of media interest died down in 1999, the New York Post notes.
Broaddrick, anticipating a one-sided story, scorched the documentary before its release.
“I can’t watch it,” she told the Post. “I’ll see clips of it probably from Twitter or Facebook or something like that but to watch that woman talk is torture. I guess because I have so many feelings about her as being a fake person, a fake feminist and knowing what she did to all of the victims of her husband.”
Lewinsky has said that, in light of the #MeToo movement, she now sees her relationship with Bill as an abusive one. But Broaddrick has maintained that her rape claim has continued to receive only marginal attention, something which she has said is part of a “double standard” that lets well-connected Democrats off the hook.
Hillary has also had to battle a reputation for enabling her husband’s alleged abuses. She certainly hasn’t been very secretive about her thoughts about politically inconvenient sexual misconduct claims, telling voters concerned about Joe Biden’s notorious touchy-feely nature to “get over it.”