Considering who the current U.S. president is, it’s been easy this past year to imagine that every president who came before him was a competent, fair and wise leader. While we all want Obama to come back (PLEASE), Bill Clinton – especially with the Hillary connection – has achieved a new kind of respect from the American people. That’s cool. But remember when he was accused of sexual assault, harassment and even rape back in the 1990s? Not only have those cases come back to bite him, there are also some brand new ones against the former president.
Mail Online reports that “highly-placed Democratic sources” have revealed to them that four women have new accusations against Bill Clinton for sexual misconduct and are looking for the former president to pay for their silence. The unnamed women are willing to file four separate lawsuits should negotiations fail.
The women allege that the former POTUS assaulted them in the early 2000s, after he left office in 2001 and while he was working with billionaire Ron Burkle. The accusers were all low-level employees at Burke’s organization and in their late teens at the time. According to their accounts, Clinton helped Burkle generate business for his company by “flying around the world with a flock of beautiful young women on Burkle’s private jet, which was nicknamed ‘Air F—k One.’”
You may recall the sexual assault allegations that plagued Clinton during his latter years in office. In the late 1990s, he settled a sexual assault case with Arkansas state worker Paula Jones for $850,000 and was literally impeached in 1998 for claiming to not have had sexual relations with Monica Lewinski (thereby perjuring himself under oath). Several other women accused the then-president of misconduct at the time and Juanita Broaddrick alleged that he had raped her and bruised her lip in 1978 while he was campaigning for governor of Arkansas (several friends corroborated that story). While Clinton denied wrongdoing in the Jones case, he has never definitively refuted the Broaddrick claim. If you’re in the habit of believing the women (and we are) the case isn’t looking too good for dear ol’ Bill.
As for the current allegations, Clinton’s legal team told Mail Online that they are aware of them but cannot speak publicly about them. The Democratic source says that the team is looking to “stop the women from filing charges and drag him through the mud.”