Bill Clinton may have been up to no good with Monica Lewinsky, but according to Hillary Clinton, it wasn’t his fault.
The former secretary of state defended her husband’s adulterous ways after the scandal broke by revealing in a 1999 interview that Clinton’s mother abused him when he was a child, which led to his sex addiction, reports the Daily News.
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Lucinda Franks has a new memoir coming out next month entitled “Timeless: Love, Morgenthau and Me.” The Daily News was able to obtain galleys of the book and has revealed that the writer confesses that she only published part of the interview with "Talk" magazine, and that she never revealed Hillary’s comments about Bill’s mother.
Hillary claims that Virginia Kelley hurt Bill “in ways you wouldn’t believe” and said she was a “doozy,” according to the book. She also said she would not provide details about the way her husband was abused by his mother, but that “when this happens in children, it scars you” and “you keep looking in all the wrong places for the parent who abused you.”
This isn’t the first time the public is hearing about Clinton’s abusive childhood. The original "Talk" magazine piece touched upon a conflict between Bill’s mother and his grandmother and how he was “scarred” by abuse, though the details were not made clear.
Franks says she did not want to publish the original Hillary interview at the time of the scandal because Clinton’s involvement with Lewinsky had already caused “national mania.”
Source: Daily News
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