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Report: Four Women Accuse Bill Clinton Of Sexual Assault

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Four more women are reportedly coming forward with allegations that former President Bill Clinton sexually assaulted them.

Each woman is expected to file a separate lawsuit against Bill, unnamed sources familiar with the inner workings of the Democratic Party -- including one who was a part of the Clinton and Obama administrations -- told the Daily Mail.

"Bill is distraught at the thought of having to testify and defend himself against sex charges again," one such official told the Daily Mail. "He hopes his legal team can somehow stop the women from filing charges and drag him through the mud."

The new batch of accusations state that when Bill left the White House in the early 2000s and went to help generate business for billionaire investor Ron Burkle, he reportedly assaulted the young women, who were in their late teens at the time.

"Obviously, I'm aware of [the allegations] but can't talk about them," a legal representative for the former president said.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was reportedly angry at her husband for becoming embroiled in a new set of sex scandals after everything they went through in the 1990s, when her husband faced sexual harassment and assault allegations from Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey, not to mention his infamous affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Hillary reportedly offered to have private detectives dig up dirt against the women behind the four new allegations, though Bill's lawyers allegedly stopped her from doing that.

"In the past Hillary had a team of detectives that managed to silence a number of women in Little Rock who had complaints about Bill's unwanted sexual advances," a source said. "But now Hillary admits there's a different atmosphere in our culture about sexual harassment and it's not possible to intimidate women into silence about charges once they make up their mind to speak up."

Hillary is reportedly looking to be a prominent political voice and lead "the resistance to [President] Donald Trump," which could even result in her launching a 2020 presidential campaign, and the source said that she is "afraid" that these new claims "could destroy the Clinton legacy and torpedo her plans."

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With the new wave of women and men coming forward and sharing their stories about being sexually harassed and assaulted by politicians, entertainers and others in positions of power, a number of liberal voices have distanced themselves from defending the former president -- who has long been a popular figure among Democrats -- and some, such as Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, have even condemned his alleged behavior, telling The New York Times that it would have been "appropriate" for him to resign during the Lewinsky scandal 20 years ago.

"Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction," she added. "And I think in light of this conversation, we should have a very different conversation about President Trump, and a very different conversation about allegations against him."

Sources: Daily Mail, The New York Times / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Gage Skidmore/FlickrZachary Moskow/Wikimedia Commons

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