Full Text Of Bennett Statement
WASHINGTON (April 16) -- The following is the text of a statement issued by Robert S. Bennett, the attorney for President Bill Clinton, regarding the decision by Paula Jones to appeal the dismissal of her sexual harassment case:
"Judge Wright's decision was correct on both the law and the facts. Her
thorough and thoughtful opinion was issued after a full review of all the
evidence developed in extensive and far-reaching discovery.
"Therefore, we are confident that the appellate court will not permit
Paula Jones and her supporters to pursue this case.
"The President has stated unequivocally that Ms. Jones's allegations are
false. An independent judge held that Ms. Jones's rights were not violated and
that no rational juror could find for the plaintiff. It is unfortunate that our
legal system can nonetheless continue to be abused by Ms. Jones's political and
financial supporters who wish to harm the President and who, for their own
private agendas, disregard the best interests of the American people."