Hillary Clinton fielded a question about allegations of Bill Clinton's sexual impropriety Thursday
She said accusers should be believed until evidence disproves their allegations
Hillary Clinton answered a question about Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual impropriety on Thursday, saying that victims of sexual abuse “should be believed” until evidence disproves their allegations.
At a campaign stop in Hooksett, New Hampshire, a woman asked Clinton: “Secretary Clinton, you recently came out to say that all rape victims should be believed. But would you say that Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones be believed as well?”
Clinton responded: “Well, I would say that everyone should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence.”
She then moved on to the next question.
Broaddrick in 1999 said on NBC’s “Dateline” that Bill Clinton had raped her two decades earlier, during his campaign for the Arkansas governor’s office.
Willey was a Democratic activist and White House volunteer who said that in 1993, Bill Clinton had grabbed and kissed her in the Oval Office’s private study.
And Jones was an Arkansas state worker who sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, saying he’d propositioned her for sex and exposed himself during a 1991 meeting in a hotel room.
Bill Clinton’s office declined CNN’s request for comment.
Eric Bradner reported from Washington and Dan Merica reported from Hooksett, New Hampshire.