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Ex-Arkansas reporter accuses Bill Clinton of groping her

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A former television reporter from Arkansas is accusing Bill Clinton of groping her in 1980 in a new interview with Breitbart News.

Leslie Millwee alleges that the former president groped her on three separate occasions while she worked as a reporter for a television station in Fayetteville, Ark. At the time, Clinton served as the state’s governor. 

{mosads}Millwee’s interview was published the same day as the final presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. She gave the video interview to Breitbart News, the conservative site formerly led by Trump’s campaign CEO, Steve Bannon.

She alleges that after a series of inappropriate comments, Bill Clinton confronted her on three separate occasions in a small room at her station, both touching himself and grabbing her as she protested. She added that after Clinton sought her out at her apartment at night, she decided to change jobs. 

Trump has been battling accusations from more than half a dozen women that he kissed and groped them without their consent.

He has denied all of the stories and said that a 2005 video in which he can be heard talking lewdly about sexually grabbing women was just “locker room talk.” At the second presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, he said he has never sexually assaulted a woman.

Trump has also battled the accusations by firing back at Bill Clinton, whose long political career includes numerous charges of unwanted sexual advances toward women.

Trump invited three women who have accused Clinton of sexual misconduct to the second debate. Clinton has denied the accusations of those women.

The GOP presidential nominee has frequently questioned why his accusers did not share their stories earlier. And he’s dismissed friends of the accusers who say the accusers spoke privately about the incidents when they happened.

The Breitbart report includes former co-workers confirming Millwee’s account. And during the interview, she said that the treatment of other Clinton accusers by both Bill and Hillary Clinton led her to stay silent even as others accused him of similar acts. 

“I was very prepared to go forward then and talk about it, and I watched the way the Clintons and Hillary slandered those women, harassed them, did unthinkable things to them,” Millwee said. 

“I did not want to be part of that.” 

— Updated at 11:33 a.m.

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