Appearing on HillTV via phone call, Bill Clinton sexual assault accuser Juanita Broaddrick compared her experience with the media when she came forward with allegations against Bill Clinton, with Tara Reade’s current experience with Joe Biden.
Broaddrick also revealed she spoke with Reade and believes her.
She had so many details. So many details that Christine Blasey-Ford would never dream about and the tone of her voice. I’ve never met her personally but we talked at length and i’ve talked with many women who have gone through what she has gone through and what i’ve gone through and there’s just a vibration that you feel and you know when someone has really stuck with this…You just develop a sense of someone when they’re telling the truth.
Reade is a former staffer for then-Sen. Joe Biden who has accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexual assault. The accusation stems from a 1993 incident. Biden has denied the allegations, saying it never happened.
Broaddrick alleged that former President Bill Clinton raped her in 1978. She publicly came forward with the allegation in a 1999 interview with Dateline NBC. Clinton has denied the allegation
Broaddrick said that the media climate she faced in 1999 was markedly different when she accused Clinton of raping her, telling Hill.TV that she faced downright hostility in the press.
“It’s so different, because there wasn’t a #MeToo,” Broaddrick said of the current media climate, comparing it to her own experience. “The media were horrible about me, when I first came forward.”
Broaddrick went on to add, however, that there were some similarities between her decision to come forward and the current allegations being faced by former Vice President Joe Biden (D).
Biden has been accused by a former Senate staffer, Tara Reade, of sexual assault, an allegation which he has denied.
“Now you have the very same thing going on with Biden,” Broaddrick said. “He’s getting the support from the feminist groups … just like Clinton did.”