- As the party was set to begin to celebrate the inaugural
"Hillary issue" of TALK Magazine, one person down in Arkansas
was not in the mood.
- Juanita Broaddrick.
- "How can she just pretend that I do not exist?"
- These are Broaddrick's first on-the-record words since
news came out that Hillary Clinton has come clean on her husband's misdeeds.
- In an exclusive interview with the DRUDGE REPORT, Juanita
Broaddrick revealed the chilling details of her one encounter with Hillary
Rodham Clinton-- an encounter that occurred just weeks after Broaddrick
claims Bill Clinton raped her!
- The first lady tells Tina Brown's TALK magazine in a
wide-ranging interview that her husband's weaknesses and infidelities are
problems that come from abuse that he suffered during childhood.
- "You know in Christian theology there are sins of
weakness and sins of malice, and this was a sin of weakness," Mrs.
Clinton says of the Monica Lewinsky affair in TALK.
- But does the first lady regard the Juanita Broaddrick
rape allegation as a "sin of weakness"?
- The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that Editor Tina Brown
did not want the Broaddrick question explored in the Hillary Clinton interview,
hitting newsstands on Tuesday.
- According to publishing sources, Brown was personally
involved in the final edit of the interview.
- "The feeling was," one insider told the DRUDGE
REPORT, "that Broaddrick was not important or relevant to the current
- And as America's media elite gathered to celebrate TALK
magazine on Monday night, under the Statue of Liberty in New York City,
Broaddrick painfully recalled: The night she met Hillary Clinton.
- "It happened at a political rally, in Van Buren,
Arkansas in the spring of 1978, at the home of local dentist," Broaddrick
- "She came directly to me as soon as she hit the
door. I had been there only a few minutes, I only wanted to make an appearance
and leave. She caught me and took my hand and said 'I am so happy to meet
you. I want you to know that we appreciate everything you do for Bill.'"
- Broaddrick was stunned by Hillary's comments.
- Only weeks had passed, Broaddrick claims, since she had
been raped in a Little Rock hotel room by then attorney general Bill Clinton.
- "Here her husband had just done this to me, and
she was coming up to thank me? It was scary...
- "I started to turn away and she held onto my hand
and reiterated her phrase -- looking less friendly and repeated her statement----'Everything
you do for Bill'. I said nothing. She wasn't letting me get away until
she made her point. She talked low, the smile faded on the second thank
you. I just released her hand from mine and left the gathering."
- "I was in state of shock... nausea went all over
- "You know, I should not have gone to that political
gathering, but I think I was in denial at the time. I actually became physically
ill. I went outside and told my first husband I had to go home."
- Broaddrick says that while Hillary was quick to approach
her, Bill Clinton stayed on the other side of the crowded room.
- "He never spoke or came near me," Broaddrick
- Broaddrick, who had been a 'Clinton for governor' campaigner,
says that one of her friends had driven the Clintons to the rally from
the airport that day -- and the topic of conversation throughout the ride
- "Hillary knew something---- I just don't know what
exactly. For years, I thought she knew what had happened to me, but now
I just don't know."
- This information is being reported in this space for
the first time. But this is not the first time Broaddrick has revealed
this information to the media.
- Broaddrick says that during her controversial January
interview with NBC NEWS, two producers refused to continue when the subject
of the Hillary encounter was brought up.
- "As soon as I told them what happened with Hillary,
they stopped rolling the tape and said to not go down that road,"
- "They just said, 'NO, NO,NO. We can't say that.'"
- [NBC was also able to corroborate that during that period,
Bill Clinton held a separate apartment -- away from Hillary, according
to network sources. The Clintons living arrangements was not explored on-the-air
- "I am not frightened of this woman---I am frightened
of her power," Broaddrick now says of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
- "And the spin by the media... the way they protect