Jones' Lawyers Respond To Dismissal Motion
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Feb. 18) -- Paula Jones' legal staff Wednesday responded to a motion filed by President Bill Clinton's attorney to have the lawsuit brought by Jones against Clinton dismissed.
Jones' lawyers brushed aside the dismissal attempt, saying the effort "should fail" and they look forward to going to trial. Jones, a former Arkansas state employee, alleges that then-Gov. Clinton made a crude sexual advance to her in 1991, and she suffered from a hostile work environment after she rebuffed him.
The Jones' team's press release says:
"With his newly filed motion for summary judgment, Defendant Clinton
makes his second effort to have the Court summarily dismiss Paula Jones' claims without a trial. This effort should fail, as did the first effort.
"Paula Jones has amassed significant evidence to prove each allegation in her actions ... She has suffered severe emotional trauma and serious adverse employment actions as a direct result of those wrongful, outrageous, and abusive acts.
"Defendant Clinton's 'adamant' denial of Mrs. Jones' allegations fly in the face of his public statements that he cannot even recall meeting her. Mrs. Jones looks forward to presenting to the Court her substantial proof of Defendant Clinton's pattern and practice of predatory behavior toward women, including state and federal employees, and his vast efforts to silence those who would speak the truth.
"Mrs. Jones and her attorneys also look forward to the trial of this case in Little Rock beginning May 27, 1998."