Anita Hill: Kav hear­ings were a ‘dis­ser­vice’

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Rachel DeSan­tis

The way the sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions against Brett Ka­vanaugh were han­dled “was a dis­ser­vice to the Amer­i­can pub­lic,” says Anita Hill, nearly three decades af­ter she was put through the wringer for mak­ing sim­i­lar claims.

Hill, 62, spoke Wed­nes­day at the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia and noted not much has changed in the years since she tes­ti­fied that then-Supreme Court nom­i­nee Clarence Thomas had sex­u­ally ha­rassed her in the work­place.

“What hap­pened was not only a dis­ser­vice to the peo­ple who were the prin­ci­pal wit­nesses, but was a dis­ser­vice to the Amer­i­can pub­lic. We were all dis­served in 1991 — peo­ple wanted to un­der­stand sex­ual ha­rass­ment. In 2018, they wanted to un­der­stand sex­ual as­sault,” Hill (in­set) said, ac­cord­ing to the Guardian.

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