The Rape of Juanita Broaddrick
Her name was Juanita Broaddrick. In April, 1978 Arkansas Attorney General Bill Clinton raped her. His wife – then known as Hillary Rodham – not only knew of this incident, she also took every measure possible to cover-up her husband’s sexual attack (a trend that would continue for over two decades into the future).
The 35-year-old Juanita Broaddrick met Bill Clinton in 1978 while he was undertaking his first campaign for governor. After glad-handing for votes at her privately-owned nursing home, candidate Clinton told Mrs. Broaddrick that if she were ever in Little Rock, she should visit his headquarters.
As fate would have it, Juanita Broaddrick was attending a conference for the American College of Nursing Home Administrators on April 25, 1978 when she decided to contact Clinton. That’s when events took a turn for the worse. As Christopher Andersen writes in American Evita:
Juanita checked into Little Rock’s Camelot Hotel on April 25, 1978 with her friend Norma Kelsey. But when she called Clinton, he asked if they could meet at the hotel coffee shop instead. Then he called back and asked if they could meet in her room – the coffee shop, he explained, was crawling with reporters.1
Then the nightmare began. As Clinton entered the woman’s hotel room, his sexual predator tendencies immediately took over. After taking hold of Mrs. Broaddrick’s wrist, he turned her in his direction and began kissing her.
“‘No!’ she stated firmly, ‘Please don’t do that!’”2
Clinton told her, “We’re both married people,”3 whereupon she responded that she was deeply involved with another man.
“Disregarding Juanita’s objections, Bill kissed her again. This time, he bit down hard on her top lip. She tried to pull away, but he applied even more pressure with his teeth, drawing blood.”4
According to Juanita Broaddrick, “Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting on my lip. He starts to bite on my top lip. I tried to pull away from him. Then he forces me down on the bed. I tried to get away from him and I told him no, but he wouldn’t listen to me. I told him, please don’t.”5 Within moments, Clinton’s libido spun out of control. “Without letting go of her lip, he unzipped his pants, pulled up her skirt, and tore a hole in her panty hose. Then, according to Juanita, Bill Clinton forcibly, painfully, raped her.”6
A friend, Phillip Yoakum, recounted the savagery in a letter to Broaddrick which was published by ABCNEWS.com on March 28, 1998: “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.”7
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dorothy Rabinowitz of The Wall Street Journal weighed-in on February 19, 1999: “The sexual entry itself was not without some pain because of her stiffness and resistance.”8 But her vehement objections didn’t stop Bill Clinton. “Still biting down on her lip, Bill, according to Juanita, raped her. Violently.”9
“He wouldn’t listen to me. He was such a different person at that moment; he was just a vicious, awful person. It was a real panicky, panicky situation, and I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, yelling to please stop. And that’s when he would press down on my right shoulder and bite on my lip.”10
But violating Mrs. Broaddrick wasn’t enough for this sexual predator; he had to further humiliate his victim by rubbing salt into the wound.
Dorothy Rabinowitz of The Wall Street Journal continued her account:
When it was over [the rape], he looked down at her and said not to worry, he was sterile – he had mumps when he was a child.
“I felt paralyzed and was starting to cry,” Broaddrick said. Then, as Juanita Broaddrick lay battered and bruised on her hotel bed, she remembered the following about Bill Clinton – future president of the United States: “This is the part that always stays in my mind – the way he put on his sunglasses.” Then he looked at me and said, “You better put some ice on that [her lip].” And then he left.11
Less than half an hour after this horror story began, Bill Clinton adjusted his clothes and exited the room, leaving the woman he just sexually molested without medical help or emotional support – just like any rapist-thug on the street would do. When discovered a short while later, nursing associate Norma Rogers Kelsey described the scene to NBC News correspondent Lisa Myers: “Juanita Broaddrick was distraught, her lips were swollen at least double in size, and she told me they had intercourse against her will.”12
Kelsey also reported that her friend was bruised and bleeding, while “NBC producers had managed to turn up four witnesses who corroborated different aspects of her allegations.”13 Kelsey further elaborated to Paula Jones’ investigators Rick and Beverly Lambert that, “The wounds were so bad that one lip was nearly torn in two.”14
Similarly, Kelsey told Dorothy Rabinowitz that when she entered Broaddrick’s room, she was “in a state of shock – lips swollen to double their size, mouth discolored from the biting, her panty hose torn in the crotch. She just stayed on the bed and kept repeating, ‘I can’t believe what happened.’”15 Likewise, Kelsey reported to Fox News, “She was hysterical. Her lip was blue and bleeding and her hose were severely torn in the crotch area.”16
Lastly, when Broaddrick returned home after the assault, her husband David recalled that “her lip was black, and mentally she was in bad shape.”17 At this point it is important to note that lip-biting is part of the modus operandi of many rapists. In fact, NewsMax interviewed a Louisiana investigator specializing in sexual violence, who stated:
The reason rapists bite is, even with the full weight of her attacker on top of her, the woman is often able to resist the parting of her legs by locking her ankles. The rapist’s arms are busy keeping her pinned down. The only weapon the rapist has left is his teeth, which he uses to bite while demanding she opens her legs. The lips are very sensitive. Biting them is so painful it distracts the victim, allowing the rapist to overcome her resistance. The victim can only hold out for so long and the blood flows into her mouth. Some women are stronger than others, and I’ve seen their lips half-torn from their faces before they give up.”18
Bill Clinton – lip biter and rapist.
When NBC’s Lisa Myers interviewed Juanita Broaddrick on January 20, 1999 she specifically asked:
“Is there any way at all that Bill Clinton could have thought this was consensual?”
Broaddrick was adamant, “No. Not with what I told him and with how I tried to push him away. It was not consensual.”
Myers pushed further, “You’re saying that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted you, that he raped you?”
Broaddrick was firm in her one word response. “Yes.”19
The damage to Broaddrick’s mouth from Clinton’s biting was so severe that when she finally drove back to her hometown of Van Buren, Arkansas, they had to “stop for more ice to apply to Broaddrick’s swollen mouth.”20
Before bringing Hillary Clinton into the picture, let’s pause for a moment and ask ourselves: what do we have here? What has been presented thus far in the opening pages of this book?
Feminist spokesman and author Andrea Dworkin doesn’t mince words when declaring, “I believe that Clinton is a rapist. I believe the woman – and if I had doubts about the woman, I trust what I perceive about him.”21
Dworkin also categorized what he did to Paula Jones as “assault,” continuing, “From there, it’s a very clear line to rape … suddenly, every time you look at this man you have to think about rape. It’s harder to sleep, it’s hard to work because this man is the president. That’s obscenity.”22
Or, as Candice Jackson asks in Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine, “What does it mean that we may have permitted a rapist to run the free world for eight years?”23 In the same vein, long-time Washington Post liberal columnist Richard Cohen asked, “Is it possible the president’s a rapist? Am I supposed not to care? Who is this guy?”24
Even one of Clinton’s most intimate ex-girlfriends, Dolly Kyle Browning, confirmed his dark side. “Do I believe Billy is capable of rape? Absolutely. There is a very cruel side to Billy. He is willing to destroy anyone – man or woman – who gets in his way. That was part of his nature then, but I never saw it until later.”25 The worst part is: our former president didn’t limit his sexually predatory nature to only one woman.
Or, as Candice Jackson so succinctly wrote in Their Lives, “Juanita Broaddrick isn’t the only woman ever rumored to accuse Bill Clinton of rape, but she is the only woman who has confirmed her claims publicly.”26
Coincidentally, Sam Smith reported in Arkansas Connections: A Timeline of the Clinton Years, that, “Hospital nurses reported Broaddrick’s incident as a rape, but the report along with photos have since disappeared.”27 When one considers how many files mysteriously’ vanished in subsequent years in relation to various Clinton scandals (i.e. Vince Foster, Whitewater, Filegate, Travelgate, etc), the above information is not too surprising.
Partners in Power author Roger Morris takes matters one step further when describing a female Little Rock lawyer who accused Bill Clinton of not only sexually assaulting her, but also biting and bruising her too. When her husband saw Clinton at the 1980 Democratic Convention, he confronted him and issued a very succinct warning: “If you ever approach her, I’ll kill you.” Here is how Morris described the then-governor’s response: “Not even seeing fit to deny the incident, Bill Clinton sheepishly apologized and duly promised never to bother her again.”28