Juanita Broaddrick releases new book recounting alleged rape by Bill Clinton
Little Rock, AR —
A woman who has accused former president Bill Clinton of raping her nearly 40 years ago sat down with KATV to discuss her new book, “You’d Better Put Some Ice On That,” and how an anti-sexual harassment campaign known as the #MeToo movement has brought new attention to her claims.
“It’s entitled, 'You'd Better Put Some Ice On That.' That is what Bill Clinton said to me after the rape when he left the room,” said Juanita Broaddrick.
Broaddrick claims Clinton raped her in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978 when she was 35 years old and in town for a nursing home conference.
Broaddrick first went public with her story in 1999.
“It was so difficult to live with that, to see him succeed all those years and do better and better. For so long I didn’t come out … I was too frightened to come out,” said Broaddrick.
Broaddrick claims Clinton came to her in person and tried to apologize for his actions two weeks before he announced his first campaign for presidency.
“He kept saying all these things like, ‘I am a changed man, I am a family man, I am so sorry for what I did,'" Broaddrick said. "I just stood there in shock. I looked at him and said, ‘You go to hell.'"
Now with the emergence of the #MeToo movement and Broaddrick’s new book, the Van Buren native's story is getting some fresh eyes and inspiring other woman.
“I was #MeToo long before #MeToo existed," she said. "I think it brought so many women to the forefront that would never have come forward otherwise."
In 2016, Broaddrick participated in a press conference with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, in which she stood by her allegations against Clinton.
You can purchase Broaddrick's book on Amazon or her website.