Clinton and Women:
Up to Seven May Have Been Assaulted [Part 1]
by Carl Limbacher
Re-printed with permission at Rightgrrl
Originally published at NewsMax
October 26, 1998
The dark underside of the current sex scandal engulfing the Clinton
administration has yet to receive much media attention.
White House spinmeisters complain that the president is being persecuted
for an inappropriate -- but nonetheless consensual -- sexual
relationship with a woman not his wife. But before the entire Paula
Jones-Monica Lewinsky saga plays out, that perception could radically
That's because a review of accounts by numerous women linked to Clinton
reveals no less than seven allegations of sexual abuse -- and in several
cases even rape.
Kathleen Willey's now-famous claim that Clinton groped her against her
will the day she came to plead for a paying White House job was finessed
by feminists who concocted the "he took no for an answer" defense. But
that rationale crumbles in the face of new revelations buried in the
documents released by Congress two weeks ago.
It turns out Willey's story is far more harrowing than the one she told
"60 Minutes" last March -- at least according to Linda Tripp, to whom
Willey confided just moments after her close encounter of the Clinton
As NewsMax.com reported exclusively last week, Tripp said Willey told
her that Clinton's sexual approach "came out of nowhere and was
forceful, almost to the point of an attack. ... The president had his
hands on her breasts and all over her body. The president put Willey's
hand on his penis. ...
"Willey said that the president was so out of control that his face was
purple, and the veins were showing on his neck and forehead. The meeting
ended when someone entered the adjacent office." (FBI Statement of Linda
Tripp; House Document 105-316; Part 3; Page 3998.)
That last line is key, since it reveals that Clinton's assault stopped
only when discovery seemed likely -- and not because Willey said "no."
What might have happened if the president hadn't been interrupted?
Perhaps what Juanita Broaddrick says happened to her some 20 years ago.
At the time, Broaddrick was a Clinton campaign worker. And according to
a friend who says she confided in him, Clinton, who was then the
Arkansas state attorney general, visited Broaddrick^Òs room in Little
Rock's Camelot Motel on the pretext of discussing business. Once there,
That friend, Phillip Yoakum, reminded Broaddrick of her nightmare in a
letter he wrote hoping to convince her to go public in 1992:
"I was particularly distraught when you told me of your brutal rape by
Bill Clinton ... [how] he started trying to kiss you and ran his hands
all over your body until he ripped your clothes off, and how he bit your
lip until you gave into his forcing sex upon you." (ABCNews.com, March
Yoakum's version of Broaddrick's story is corroborated by a nurse who
treated her after the assault. Norma Rogers told NBC News last March
that Juanita Broaddrick was "distraught, her lips were swollen at least
double in size. ... She told me they had intercourse against her will."
Norma Rogers not only backs up Phillip Yoakum on the rape charge here,
but her observation about Broaddrick's swollen lips seems to confirm
Yoakum's report that Clinton bit Broaddrick's lip until she submitted to
unwanted sex. That's a curious detail for two witnesses to simply make
Broaddrick herself first denied the rape story in an affidavit submitted
to Paula Jones' lawyers, only to retract her denial when questioned
under oath by independent counsel Ken Starr's investigators.
The House Judiciary Committee has thus far decided to keep all of
Starr's material on Broaddrick under seal -- including a reported
audiotape recorded by Jones' investigators where Broaddrick discusses
the impact her traumatic encounter with Clinton had on her life.
Biting figures in yet another allegation of sexual assault by Bill
Clinton, this one from a Little Rock lawyer who told Clinton biographer
Roger Morris about an attack she suffered the same year Clinton
allegedly raped Broaddrick. In his best-selling book "Partners in
Power," Morris reports:
"A young woman lawyer in Little Rock claimed that she was accosted by
Clinton while he was attorney general and that when she recoiled he
forced himself on her, biting and bruising her. Deeply affected by the
assault, the woman decided to keep it all quiet for the sake of her own
hard-won career and that of her husband. When the husband later saw
Clinton at the 1980 Democratic Convention, he delivered a warning. 'If
you ever approach her,' he told the governor, 'I'll kill you.' Not even
seeing fit to deny the incident, Bill Clinton sheepishly apologized and
duly promised never to bother her again." (page 238)
This anonymous woman's story sounds similar enough to Juanita
Broaddrick's that some believe they are one and the same. But Broaddrick
wasn't a lawyer and she wasn't quite so young. At 35, she was actually
three years older than Clinton at the time.
In a November 1997 interview about this explosive paragraph, author
Morris told me that he had interviewed both the victim and her husband
several times in late 1993 and early 1994. He refused to divulge their
names but did say that the couple was more socially prominent than the
Clintons were at the time of the attack, which was not true of Juanita
Broaddrick and her husband.
Not every accusation of sexual abuse by Clinton is quite so frightening.
Still, Christine Zercher's encounter with then-candidate Clinton was
scary enough to her. In 1992, Zercher was a stewardess aboard Clinton's
campaign plane, Longhorn One. By all accounts, a party atmosphere
prevailed as Clinton continually flirted with the all-blond flight
A recently broadcast ABC News video showed Clinton snuggled next to
Zercher's co-worker, Debra Schiff, as the two exchanged affectionate
touches. Of course, when Mrs. Clinton was aboard, all such shenanigans
were put on hold.
But while flight attendant Schiff may have been receptive to Clinton's
advances, Zercher recounted an episode to Star magazine last March that
left her paralyzed with fear.
For forty minutes late one airborne night, Zercher sat frozen after
Clinton awoke, plunked himself down next to her, and casually began
caressing her breasts as Mrs. Clinton slept all the while just feet
Clinton and Women: Up to Seven May Have Been Assaulted [Part 2]
by Carl Limbacher
Originally published at NewsMax
October 27, 1998
For a time, it seemed that Elizabeth Ward Gracen, Miss America in 1982,
might have suffered a fate similar to Juanita Broaddrick's, the woman
whose rape allegation against Bill Clinton we have detailed here.
Gracen friend Judy Stokes told Paula Jones' lawyers that Gracen had
recounted her experience with then-Gov. Clinton in a way that suggested
their one-time liaison may have been forced.
Stokes said her friend was in tears when she described Clinton's
approach in the back seat of a limo and revealed that the sex they had
was something Gracen "did not want to happen." On the run from a
subpoena from Jones^Ò attorneys, Gracen's silence only fueled the
Then finally last April, Gracen came forward to the New York Daily News
to acknowledge that she and Clinton did indeed have sex, something she
denied when Clinton first ran for president. But, Gracen stressed, the
sex was strictly consensual -- though the encounter was something she
said she regretted almost immediately afterward.
That should have cleared the matter up. But then the Clinton White House
did something very unusual. Clinton spinmeisters did nothing to
challenge Gracen's acknowledgment of a consensual liaison, as if the
fact that yet another woman claiming to have sex with the president was
almost a relief, as long as the rape allegation was off the table.
Recall, this was the same Bill Clinton who had his operatives trash
Gennifer Flowers mercilessly for going public the way Gracen just had.
He himself would not confess to a consensual relationship with Flowers
till he was put under oath.
And Gracen's more recent accounts only complicate the story. She told
the Toronto Sun in September that she believed that White House
investigators had kept her under surveillance and that even her family
had been staked out. She said that at one point she even feared for her
life and described the president as a very "dangerous and manipulative"
Then Gracen told the New York Post she felt compelled to hire her own
private investigators to investigate the White House gumshoes who dogged
her as she traveled from country to country.
Once her hotel room was broken into in what she believes was an attempt
to gather evidence of her relationship with the president before it fell
into the hands of Jones' attorneys.
Gracen's ordeal begs the question: If the White House was so worried
that she would finger Clinton in a consensual relationship, taking the
extraordinary measure of surveiling her every move -- then why the
nonchalant reaction when Gracen finally did spill the beans?
Or did Casa Clinton have reason to worry that Gracen's account might
have turned out to be more damaging than a story about a now-regretted
There's more. Even Paula Jones, whose lawsuit opened up Clinton's
Pandora's boxer shorts, may have a legitimate complaint of assault.
Reporters have focused on her claim that Clinton exposed himself to her
and merely asked for oral sex. But most Americans don't realize that
Jones alleges she was subject to unwanted groping and momentary
imprisonment as part of her ordeal.
In her amended complaint, Jones says that before Clinton coaxed her to
"kiss it," he stroked her hair and complimented her on her "curves." She
retreated to the couch, whereupon Clinton followed, says Jones, placed
his hand on her thigh, and began sliding it toward her "pubic area."
After Clinton exposed himself, she made a break for the door. Clinton
interrupted her escape and held the door briefly while he warned,
"You're smart. Dave Harrington [Jones' boss] is a friend of mine. Let's
keep this between ourselves."
In a detail reminiscent of what Kathleen Willey told Linda Tripp about
Clinton's demeanor during her own assault, Jones said Clinton's face
turned "beet red" as he became fully aroused.
And finally there's Monica Lewinsky herself. No one disputes the fact
that she consented to -- and even instigated -- a sexual relationship
with Bill Clinton. But just as relations with a wife or even a
prostitute can become rape the moment the sex turns nonconsensual, there
may have been instances when Clinton's behavior went beyond anything
Lewinsky had in mind.
Last week, the New York Post reported that Linda Tripp, sourcing Monica
herself, told the grand jury that Clinton sometimes enjoyed "rough sex"
"I don't mean abusive," said Tripp, "I mean very over the top, out of
control, physically powerful, where he would repeatedly say to Monica,
'I'm not hurting you, am I?' And essentially he was, but she didn't say
A fiftyish boss engaging in sadomasochistic sex with a 22-year-old
underling? And six other women who may have been abused or even raped?
Could all these people with no known connection to one another simply be
making these accusations up?
Patricia Ireland -- call your office.