by Ashley Naples
If Bill Cosby is guilty of raping women, there is no excuse for this behavior. But in the middle of the public attacks on Cosby’s character, people are forgetting about the difference between what Cosby has definitely done vs. what he is alleged to have done. With all of the women coming forward to accuse Cosby of rape, no charges have been filed, no arrests, and no convictions, leading people to wonder what this all really means.
There is also the subject of race. Some may wonder if Cosby being a black man has anything to do with the many white women who’ve come forward to accuse him of being a predator. Aren’t there also white men in Congress and other places who’ve been accused of doing things behind closed doors that they should not have done? What’s happening to them?
Enter Juanita Broaddrick. Since we’re on the topic of decades old allegations, this case may be of interest to those who feel that Bill Cosby is the only celebrity to have been accused of hurting women. According to the Washington Post, Broaddrick says that she was sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton over 35 years ago.
In a 1999 article, Broaddrick detailed the allegations publicly, stating that she felt that no one would believe her.
The woman in Arkansas spoke to Dateline NBC about her experience with Clinton, all of which took place in a hotel room in Little Rock, Arkansas. She gives a riveting account of how it all allegedly went down.
Clinton suddenly “turned me around and started kissing me, and that was a real shock. I first pushed him away. I just told him ‘no.’ . . . He tries to kiss me again. He starts biting on my lip. . . . And then he forced me down on the bed. I just was very frightened. I tried to get away from him. I told him ‘no.’ . . . He wouldn’t listen to me.”
All of this supposedly happened back in 1978 and she says she doesn’t remember the exact date. Also, despite allegedly being assaulted by Clinton, she went to a fundraiser for him a few weeks later.
“I think I was still in denial,” Broaddrick said. “I still felt very guilty at that time, that it was my fault. By letting him come to the room, I had given him the wrong idea.”
The woman was identified as Jane Doe No. 5 by the authorities, meaning that there were at least four other women who’ve accused Clinton of doing terrible things to them.
Pressed by Myers as to whether she was raped, Broaddrick said she had been. “It was not consensual,” she insisted. As for her feelings now toward the president, Broaddrick said: “My hatred for him is overwhelming.”
NBC’s decision to broadcast the Jan. 20 interview after a month of heated internal debate dramatically boosts the visibility of Clinton’s latest accuser, since “Dateline” normally draws an audience of more than 10 million households. Broaddrick has already given her account of the alleged 1978 incident, when Clinton was Arkansas attorney general, to the Wall Street Journal editorial page, The Washington Post and, in an article published yesterday, the New York Times.
This all came out during a sexual harassment trial filed by Paula Jones.
So, ask yourself: Does white media go out of its way to protect white men accused of predatory behavior and then throw black men under the bus? When Tiger Woods was villified for cheating on his wife, do you believe that he was the only celebrity to be doing this sort of thing behind closed doors?