The 3 Women Who Accused Bill Clinton of Sexual Misconduct and How It Compares to the Allegations Against Donald Trump
The 2016 presidential election saw a face-off between former first lady, Secretary of State, and New York Jr. senator Hillary Clinton and reality star and business mogul Donald Trump. The two were adversaries on nearly every matter and blamed one another for various news releases and accusations during the campaign.
Both of the candidates faced sexual misconduct accusations — Hillary for allegedly helping hide her husband’s affairs and advances, and Trump for assaulting nearly 20 women. This is how Bill Clinton’s accusations compare to those of President Trump as well as the one major difference (page 7).
Juanita Broaddrick says ‘Bill Clinton raped me’
The 2016 election was rife with drama like leaked tapes, email scandals, and alleged collusion. Days after Access Hollywood released the infamous tape of Donald Trump boasting about sexually assaulting women, Trump broadcast a video on Facebook.
The live Facebook event featured Juanita Broaddrick, a now 73-year-old retired nurse who alleged that former President Bill Clinton raped her in 1978. “Bill Clinton raped me, and Hillary Clinton threatened me,” she said. “I don’t think there’s any comparison.” She came forward for the first time in 1992 and went public in 1999 after denying the allegations in 1998.
Next: A former White House aide during the Clinton administration came forward
Kathleen Willey said she was groped by Bill Clinton
Kathleen Willey, a former volunteer White House aide, accused Bill Clinton of groping her without consent in the Oval Office in 1993. Both Clinton and Willey agree they had a private meeting in the office that same year to discuss Willey’s financial situation and desire for a permanent job.
However, Willey claims that as she left the former president kissed and fondled her. Several people close to Willey say she told them about the encounter that same day, while six claimed she was thrilled about it and interested in the president.
Next: She sued, but some questioned her intentions
Paula Jones says Bill Clinton exposed himself to her
Paula Jones alleged then-President Clinton propositioned her for sex and exposed himself to her during a conference in Little Rock Arkansas. Jones initiated the 1994 lawsuit during which Clinton famously claimed he’d never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.
Jones’s witnesses backed up her claims, while others shared she knew she was lying and was suing for “the money.”
Next: His wife disclosed alleged secrets of their marriage
Ivana Trump claimed Donald Trump assaulted her (then took it back)
Donald Trump’s first wife, Ivana, claimed in the 1989 deposition taken during their divorce that Donald had forcibly assaulted her and ripped hair from her head. Harry Hurt III’s book, Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald Trump, described it as a “violent assault” and claimed Donald attacked his wife sexually, also alleging Ivana told friends Donald raped her.
The divorce was granted in 1990 with a settlement that held Ivanka to a confidentiality clause. It prevented her from discussing matters of their marriage or divorce. Now, years later, Ivana claims they’re “the best of friends.”
Next: The POTUS profusely denies these claims
Jill Harth says Donald Trump was sexually aggressive toward her
Jill Harth, who accused Trump in a 1997 lawsuit of “relentless” sexual harassment, claimed his actions were “unwanted and aggressive, very sexually aggressive.” When Trump ran for president, Harth was featured in an expose detailing his alleged assaultive behavior.
According to Harth, his office reached out and asked her to take the statements back, but she refused. Harth dropped her lawsuit weeks after filing but defends her story to this day. Trump “denies each and every statement,” Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, said in a 2016 statement.
Next: Her lawsuit is well underway
Summer Zervos says Donald Trump groped her
Zervos, a contestant on The Apprentice, contact Trump in 2007 about a job once the season ended. He invited her to meet him at The Beverly Hills Hotel where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. “He came to me and started kissing me open-mouthed as he was pulling me towards him. I walked away and I sat down in a chair… He then grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast,” she said.
Trump denied the allegations. In January 2017, Zervos filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump and a little over a year later a New York Supreme Court judge allowed the lawsuit to go forward.
Next: The major difference between the two presidents
They both faced lawsuits, but Trump has over 19 accusers
President Trump has been subject to over 19 accusations of sexual assault since 1980, three lawsuits, and was recorded on tape discussing assaultive behavior. Trump responded to the accusations ahead of the 2016 presidential election, calling the claims “vicious” and “totally and absolutely false.”
He also blamed none other than Bill and Hillary Clinton “criminals,” claiming they were attacking and slandering him. Some even go so far as to call Trump a “grotesque echo” of Bill Clinton and his presidency.
Check out The Cheat Sheet on Facebook!