One of Bill Clinton’s longtime accusers, Juanita Broaddrick, slammed two-time losing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her response to the charges that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has a 30-year record of sexually harassing the women with whom he’s worked.
Hillary has been one of the last to respond to the accusations of sexual harassment — and even rape — leveled against Weinstein. But, she finally broke her silence on the matter issuing a small statement.
“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” Hillary wrote in a Tuesday statement.
“The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated,” her statement continued.
“Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior, the statement concluded.
This from a woman who has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from Weinstein.
Juanita Broaddrick, though, was not fooled, according to Daily Caller.
Broaddrick, who is now 74-years-old, ripped Clinton for the statement. “Hillary, you weren’t shocked or appalled,” she wrote. “You have lived with that same behavior from your husband for decades.”
“I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me,” Broaddrick wrote on Twitter in January 2016. “I am now 73….it never goes away.” That tweet has been shared on Twitter more than 100,000 times.
Broaddrick is no stranger to men with a long history of accusations of rape lodged against them.
“Broaddrick has for decades accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978 while he was the attorney general of Arkansas, and has claimed that Hillary helped her husband cover up the alleged rape,” DC wrote.
Not only is this embarrassing for Hillary, but it cuts uncomfortably into her bank account.
Weinstein had given $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, the Washington Examiner recently reported.
The movie mogul also hosted a major fundraiser for Clinton, Deadline noted.
Something in the neighborhood of $1.8 million was raised at Harvey Weinstein’s star-packed fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in New York City Monday night, sources tell Deadline. The event for 50 or so Clinton supporters at Weinstein’s Manhattan home drew some major Hollywood names, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Candice Bergen, Bethenny Frankel and designers Vera Wang and Tory Burch.
Weinstein then held a concert to raise cash for Hilary’s presidential campaign:
Hosted by Billy Crystal, the Oct. 17 evening at the St. James Theatre in New York City — titled “Stronger Together” — will feature never-before-seen performance collaborations, including a number by Emily Blunt and Bernadette Peters (of the film and original Broadway cast of Into the Woods, respectively). Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle will also join forces to sing “Tomorrow” from Annie, in which both actresses starred as the title role.
Hillary may have hoped that once she issued her statement she’d be done with this whole Harvey Weinstein business. But her response backfired in a major way.
Twitter users slammed Hillary for the tardiness of her statement.