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Clinton asked about rape accusations against husband

Hillary Clinton was asked during a campaign event on Thursday whether the women who have accused her husband of sexual assault should be believed.

 

“You say that all rape victims should be believed, but would you say that about Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones?” an unidentified woman asked Clinton. “Should we believe them as well?”

“Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved on evidence,” Clinton responded. The Democratic presidential front-runner then rested a microphone in her lap and smiled to applause from the crowd.

Jones sued former President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment in 1994. Willey is a former White House volunteer who said in 1998 that Clinton sexually assaulted her in 1993, and Broaddrick in 1999 accused Clinton of raping her nearly two decades earlier.

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