Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who has claimed former President Bill Clinton raped her in 1978, has rarely discussed the actual details of the alleged incident due to the graphic and traumatic nature of the event. Now, Broaddrick has for the first time publically confirmed her account that Clinton raped her twice.
This had been relayed once before. In August 2000, Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays told a local talk show based on evidence to which he was privy from the Clinton impeachment trial, he found that Broaddrick had “disclosed that she had been raped, not once, but twice” to Senate Judiciary Committee investigators. “I believed that he had done it,” Shays continued. “I believed her that she had been raped 20 years ago. And it was vicious rapes, it was twice at the same event.”
Broaddrick now confirms that after the first round, in which the much stronger and imposing Clinton had her pinned down for a period of time, she was relieved when she thought it was over and was desperately hoping he would leave the room.
Instead, the future-to-be President turned to her and told her “I am going to do it again.” And then he did for a second time, she says. Broaddrick did not want to rehash the alleged rape scene, explaining those painful details are fully available in previous news reports.
She told NBC’s Dateline in 1999 that she resisted when Clinton suddenly kissed her at the Camelot Hotel in Arkansas, where they allegedly met up cordially:
“Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip. … 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. … It was a real panicky, panicky situation. I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to “Please stop.” And that’s when he pressed down on my right shoulder and he would bite my lip. … When everything was over with, he got up and straightened himself, and I was crying at the moment and he walks to the door, and calmly puts on his sunglasses. And before he goes out the door he says, “You better get some ice on that.” And he turned and went out the door.”