Jones Attorney Probes Clinton's Sexual History
Jones spokesman presses for release of president's medical records
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AllPolitics, Oct. 15) -- Lawyers for Paula Corbin Jones have asked President Bill Clinton to answer questions, including whether he had sex with Arkansas state employees. Meanwhile, Jones' spokeswoman pressed for the release of the president's medical records that might reveal a "distinguishing characteristic" on his genitals.
Jones attorney Wes Holmes filed the request for written responses to some 72 questions in federal court Tuesday. Among the questions are whether Clinton admits or denies meeting Jones in a Little Rock hotel room in 1991, and whether then-Gov. Clinton asked Arkansas state trooper Danny Ferguson, who is a co-defendant in Jones' case, to arrange for Jones to meet him.
Jones has sued the president, alleging he exposed himself and asked for oral sex. Clinton denies ever meeting her, but Jones has said she can identify "distinguishing characteristics" on the president's genitals.
Today, Jones spokeswoman Susan Carpenter McMillan issued a press release urging the release of the president's past medical exams, and that Clinton subject himself to "an independent medical exam."
Clinton lawyer Robert Bennett has denied Jones' "distinguishing characteristic" claim, and this last weekend called Clinton "a normal man."
Carpenter McMillan's response: "If everything Mr. Bennett says is true and he has nothing to hide, then I assume that Mr. Bennett will graciously comply."
Were there other women?
Holmes, in his filing, asks if Clinton "had sexual relations with at least one woman (other than Hillary Rodham Clinton)" who was a past or present Arkansas state employee; if Clinton ever had sex with a female judge he appointed; and whether state troopers were used to facilitate any trysts.
Also serving Ferguson with a similar request, Holmes says Tuesday's filings are ordinary discovery procedures, telling The Associated Press, "We absolutely, positively are not engaging in any practice for the purpose of harassment."
The two filings ask for written responses to the questions by Nov. 10. Clinton's attorney, Robert Bennett, has not yet responded, but could ask the court to dismiss Holmes' motion.
Earlier this week, Clinton's legal team questioned Jones' sister, Lydia Cathey, and Jones' mother, Delmer Lee Corbin.
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Wednesday Oct. 15, 1997
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