6 MUST-Knows About Bill Clinton's Rape Accuser, Juanita Broaddrick

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Juanita Broaddrick

The allegations are shocking.

Hillary Clinton seems to be a sure thing for the Democrat presidential nomination, but her husband's alleged sexual assaults have been repeatedly coming back for her to address. Just yesterday, one of the alleged victims, Juanita Broaddrick, tweeted that Hillary has tried to silence her after her alleged rape.

So who is Juanita Broaddrick and what allegedly happened to her? Here are five things you need to know.

1. She claims Hilary tried to cover it up.

Broaddrick posted on Twitter about the allegations.

2. She says he raped her in a hotel room.

In an interview with Dateline in 1999, Broaddrick went into depth of what happened to her. She volunteered to work on his campaign in 1978. When Clinton visited, he offered for her to come to Little Rock and visit the campaign office. Later she did so, and Clinton asked to meet her at a coffee shop.

She then said he called back saying reporters were in the shop, so he asked to meet in her hotel room. She agreed, but then she says things took a terrible turn.

"Then he tries to kiss me again," said Broaddrick. "And the second time he tries to kiss me, he starts biting my lip. Just a minute... He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. And then he forces me down on the bed. And I just was very frightened, and I tried to get away from him and I told him, 'No,' that I didn't want this to happen, but he wouldn't listen to me."

When it was all over, she says Clinton put on his clothes told her, "You better put ice on that," meaning her lip and then left.

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3. Other people witnessed her injured lip.

Norma Kelsey went with Broaddrick to Little Rock, and although she wasn't around when the alleged rape happened, she saw her afterwards. Kelsey did notice Broaddrick's mouth was badly swollen and her pantyhouse were ripped off. Broaddrick told her what happened. When she went back home, her future husband, David Broaddrick, also noticed her mouth and said her top lip was black.

4. She didn't report the alleged rape but gave testimony in court.

Broaddrick never went to the police about the alleged incident. However she was subpoenaed by Paula Jones' lawyers (another woman who accused Clinton of sexual harassment and was suing) to testify about that day. 

5. She has a reason for speaking about it now.

Many folks ask alleged rape victims why they don't talk about their trauma right away and what's the purpose of talking about it "so late." During her interview with Dateline, Broaddrick answered this by saying, "I just couldn't hold it in any longer. I didn't want [my] granddaughters and nieces, when they're 21 years old, to turn to me and say, 'Why didn't you tell what this man did to you?'"

She recently talked about her tweet to Vox and said, "I guess it was just seeing them on TV so much now, and her with the Benghazi [hearing]. That was impossible to watch her during that, and now having to see her on the TV and on the TV campaigning, it's torture. I have to switch my TV every time I turn around."

6. Hillary claims there's no evidence that proves Bill attacked anyone.

On the campaign, someone asked Hillary Clinton, "You recently came out to say that all rape victims should be believed. But would you say that Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones be believed as well?"

Clinton replied, "Well, I would say that everyone should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence."


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