Oprah Winfrey’s rant at the Golden Globes award ceremony about how women who are victims of assault should stand up, speak out and fight back has gotten a lot of attention.
It raised speculation that she will run for president in 2020, and a quick poll showed her ahead of President Trump.
But it also exposed her to a broadside from victims of Oprah’s friend Bill Clinton.
Oprah was quoted at the awards saying: “You get a voice. You get a voice. Everybody gets a voice.”
But Juanita Broaddrick, who has stated that Bill Clinton, when he was attorney general in Arkansas, the state’s top law-enforcement officer, raped her, went to Twitter to chastise Oprah and her followers.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 8, 2018
“Hey @Oprah #Goldenglobes. Funny I’ve never heard you mention my name. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?Guess not. My rapist was/is your friend, Bill Clinton,” she charged.
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“According to Oprah on the Golden Globes, everybody has their own truth (and voice). Just not Weinstein’s accusers … oh yeah, and Juantia Broaddrick doesn’t get a voice either,” the site said.
“Otherwise, EVERYBODY else gets a voice. And their own truth, apparently. Hey, we don’t make up the rules.”
One Twitter user posted an image of Oprah with Bill Clinton.
— Daniel (@DdDaanniieeLlLl) January 8, 2018
Commented Twitchy: “Awww, look at Oprah with her good buddy, Bill. This is just pathetic. Look up at that picture. That’s why.”
Broaddrick later added: “Remember this @Oprah. You’ve had so many opportunities to bring up my allegations, which have never been discredited. Why??”
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 8, 2018
Broaddrick began commenting on politics in 2016 when Hillary Clinton, whom she charges has been Bill Clinton’s enabler for years, ran for president.
Just last month, Broaddrick poked a hole in Time magazine’s claim to be honoring women who have spoken up about harassment or assault.
Time gave its Person of the Year award to the “Silence Breakers,” women who have come forward to claim they were sexually harassed or assaulted by prominent men in politics, entertainment, media or sports.
Time praised the women for giving voice to their “secrets” and for moving the “whisper networks onto social networks.”
Portrayed on the cover are Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift and others.
Broaddrick, who came forward with the rape claim against Bill Clinton in 1999, was interviewed by Time, but her comments were not included in the cover story.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) December 7, 2017
She tweeted at the time: “Time magazine asked to interview me re: #metoo movement. The comments I gave were deemed of no value. I’d like to know why. Could it be I didn’t fit I their liberal victim mold.”
Broaddrick spoke with WND at the conclusion of a news conference in November in which she and other women who claim to have been assaulted by Bill Clinton called for the resignations of two Democrats in Congress, John Conyers and Al Franken, who have been accused of sexual misconduct. They both eventually resigned.
Broaddrick said she didn’t report the attack at the time because Bill Clinton was the attorney general.
“In my particular case, you are looking at Bill Clinton – that was the attorney general – and you say, ‘Why didn’t you report this to the police?’ He was the police. And then he became governor. I own nursing homes, and my business was directly under the governor and the attorney general. I could have been closed down. My livelihood could have been gone forever. We could have been surveyed. There could have been false complaints coming in, and I could have been closed,” she said.
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Even her faith was impacted, she said.
“I had to change my church service. In the prayers of the Episcopal church, they pray for the president and they would say, ‘We pray for the President Bill Clinton’ – and I couldn’t take that anymore,” she said.
“So I moved to the eight o’clock service because they only said ‘president.’ When the priest would go through the prayers and not say the president, my husband would squeeze my hand. It like one little battle won.”
Broaddrick explained in detail how Hillary Clinton threatened her two weeks after Bill allegedly raped her.
“I had gotten to a fundraiser early. Hillary Clinton caught me before I was able to get out,” she explained. “[Clinton] came to me with a gracious smile and said, ‘I want to thank you for everything that you do for Bill.’ I just wanted to get out of there.
“I started to leave and get out of there, and all of a sudden she grabbed hold of my arm – she pulls me back to her. There’s no smile on that face now, it’s strictly a scowl, a horrible scowl and [she] said, ‘Do you understand, everything you do?’ I jerked my arm from that woman and I left immediately.”
Broaddrick returned to the news during the 2016 presidential election when she responded to a tweet from CNN’s Jake Tapper, who wrote: “Hillary talks about her pending book & subjects therein: Comey, Putin & misogyny.”
Hillary Clinton talks about her pending book & subjects therein: Comey, Putin & misogyny: https://t.co/NLUV2HCmDN
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 9, 2017
Broaddrick responded: “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.”
Broaddrick appeared in a campaign ad last year in which she said: “He starts to bite on my top lip and I try to pull away from him.”
Her response to Tapper was, “In the chapter on misogyny does Hillary discuss her attempts to destroy victims of Bill Clinton?????”
In the chapter on misogyny does Hillary discuss her attempts to destroy victims of Bill Clinton????? https://t.co/Ozdoni5b74
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) April 9, 2017