On May 18, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump revived unproven rape allegations against former President Bill Clinton (video below).
During an interview, Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Trump's opinion about a recent unflattering article in The New York Times about the billionaire businessman's behavior with women, The Guardian reports. Trump then quickly segued to the former President Clinton and the sexual harassment allegations against him.
"For example, I looked at The New York Times, are they going to interview Juanita Broaddrick?" Hannity asked Trump. "Are they going to interview Paula Jones? Are they going to interview Kathleen Willey? In one case, it’s about exposure. In another case, it’s about groping and fondling and touching against a woman’s will."
"And rape," Trump added.
"And rape," Hannity said.
Trump and Hannity's conversation was very similar to one between Broaddrick, a Trump supporter, and conservative radio host Aaron Klein.
Klein recently asked Broaddrick why the Times had not interviewed her about former President Clinton, notes Breitbart.com.
"I wish that they would use the same amount of energy to interview the hundreds of women that Bill Clinton has probably spoken bad words about and the many women that he has assaulted," Broaddrick said. "I think a person’s own actions and what they do to women speaks much louder than a person’s hearsay and words."
Broaddrick alleged in 1999 that Clinton raped her in a hotel room when he was running for governor of Arkansas in 1978, reports The Guardian. The former president denied the allegations.
When Jones sued Clinton for sexual harassment in 1997, Broaddrick denied the incident in a 1998 affidavit (by Jane Doe #5) that was published by The Washington Post:
During the 1992 Presidential campaign there were unfounded rumors and stories circulated that Mr. Clinton had made unwelcome sexual advances toward me in the late seventies. Newspaper and tabloid reporters hounded me and my family, seeking corroboration of these tales.
I repeatedly denied the allegations and requested that my family's privacy be respected. These allegations are untrue and I had hoped that they would no longer haunt me, or cause further disruption to my family.
Doe said in the 1998 affidavit that she was 55 years old.
In a Jan. 6, 2016, tweet by Broaddrick, published by The Guardian, she mentioned that she is currently 73 years old, which means she would have been 55 years old in 1998.