Jones: Clinton Speech Shows He Thinks 'He's Above The Law'
LOS ANGELES (AllPolitics, Aug. 18) -- Paula Jones says President Clinton's
admission that he had an inappropriate relationship with
former White House intern Monica Lewinsky proves that "he
believes, at least as it relates to my case, he is
above the law."
Clinton's relationship with Lewinsky first came to light
during Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against the
president, which was thrown out of court in April. In that
case, Clinton denied under oath that he had a sexual
relationship with Lewinsky.
"He is wrong," Jones said in a written statement released
Tuesday afternoon. "I hope that everyone sees this and
realizes that so much of what he and his supporters have said
about me and my case is not true."
Jones also took issue with Clinton's assertion that he was
"legally accurate" in the testimony he gave in the Jones suit as it related to sexual relations with Lewinsky.
"There was no ambiguity or 'wiggle room' in the questions he
was asked," she said. "I wish my lawyers and I could explain
this to you in more detail, but, as you know, there is still
a gag order in place."
She also said that Clinton's "lack of remorse" shows why it
is important for her lawsuit to be revived.
"Men like Mr. Clinton do not take responsibility for their
conduct because it is the right thing to do. They do it, if
at all, because they are forced to," she said. "It is very
important that Mr. Clinton and other men like him learn that ... there are consequences to taking advantage of
Lawyers for Jones said the president's reversal could
help revive her court case.
Jones alleged in her lawsuit that then-Governor Clinton
exposed himself to her and asked her to perform a sex act in
a Little Rock, Arkansas, hotel room in 1991. Jones was a state employee at the time.