Juanita Broaddrick has long accused former President Bill Clinton of raping her in the 1970s.
Thursday, she lashed out at Monica Lewinsky after she tweeted the #MeToo hashtag, which marks herself a victim of sexual harassment or assault. While a White House intern in the 1990s, Lewinsky had an affair with then-President Bill Clinton. In several tweets, Broaddrick accused Lewinsky of not standing up for other women who accused Clinton of past inappropriate sexual behaviors.
Broaddrick also made reference to two other Clinton accusers, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones.
Your silence was deafening in the 90's when Kathleen, Paula and I needed your voice. https://t.co/3bhKsM0sLu
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) October 19, 2017
During the 2016 campaign, Broaddrick, Willey and Jones all participated in a press conference with then-candidate Donald Trump to discuss their past allegations of sexual impropriety against Bill Clinton, before the second Presidential debate against Clinton’s wife Hillary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Earlier this week, the #MeToo hashtag gained traction after actress Alyssa Milano asked Twitter users to respond with that message if they had been subject to sexual harassment or sexual assault.
Lewinsky tweeted #MeToo, but did not elaborate.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) October 16, 2017
Several women have accused Clinton of sexual misconduct, dating back to his tenure as governor of Arkansas, but Clinton has only admitted to having consensual relations with Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers. Clinton has denied Broaddrick’s allegation through a lawyer back in the ’90s.
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016
The social media outcry is a result of more than 50 women coming forward, accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Actresses, including Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan are among the women who have accused Weinstein of sexual abuse and assault.