‘Bill raped me, Hil­lary threat­ened me’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

WASH­ING­TON: Don­ald Trump has held a press con­fer­ence with women ac­cus­ing Bill Clin­ton of rape and sex­ual ha­rass­ment.

The un­ex­pected event was streamed on Face­book Live and hap­pened just hours be­fore the sec­ond pres­i­den­tial de­bate.

Trump can be seen in the footage with four women, three of whom ac­cuse Clin­ton of sex­ual vi­o­lence, while a fourth ac­cuses Hil­lary Clin­ton of con­don­ing it.

In turn, they each cite their sup­port for Trump’s can­di­dacy and crit­i­cise the Clin­tons.

Paula Jones, a former Ar­kan­sas state em­ployee who set­tled a ha­rass­ment case against Clin­ton in 1999, said: “I’m here to sup­port Trump be­cause he’s here to make Amer­ica great again, and I think ev­ery­one else should vote for him, look at the fact that he is a good per­son, not what other peo­ple have said.”

Kathy Shel­ton, who said she was raped at age 12 and her al­leged at­tacker was de­fended in court by Hil­lary Clin­ton when she was a lawyer, said: “I’m also here to sup­port Don­ald Trump.

“At 12 years old, Hil­lary Clin­ton put me through some­thing you should never put a 12-year-old through. And she says she is for women and chil­dren.”

Juanita Broad­drick, who has pub­licly ac­cused Clin­ton of rape, said: “I’m Juanita Broad­drick and I’m here to sup­port Don­ald Trump. I tweeted re­cently and Trump retweeted re­cently that I was raped by Bill Clin­ton.

“Ac­tions speak louder than words, Trump may have said some bad words, but Bill Clin­ton raped me and Hil­lary Clin­ton threat­ened me.”

Clin­ton’s cam­paign team dis­missed the con­fer­ence as an “act of des­per­a­tion”.

A state­ment posted to Twit­ter by her cam­paign team, said: “We’re not sur­prised to see that Don­ald Trump con­tin­ues his de­struc­tive race to the bot­tom.

“Hil­lary Clin­ton un­der­stands that op­por­tu­nity in this town hall (de­bate) is to talk to vot­ers on stage and in the au­di­ence about the is­sues that mat­ter to them, and this stunt doesn’t change that.” – The In­de­pen­dent

Trump sits with (from left) Kath­leen Wil­ley, Broad­drick, Shel­ton and Jones dur­ing a press con­fer­ence in St Louis yes­ter­day.

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