The Night Hillary Clinton
Met Juanita Broaddrick
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 discussion."
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 begins.
"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 me...
"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 recalls.
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 was Broaddrick!
"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," Broaddrick says.
"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 by NBC.]
"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 her."