Successful Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Ronan Farrow took intention at former President Bill Clinton on Friday night, saying the nation’s 42nd chief executive was “credibly accused of rape” and the alleged victim Juanita Broaddrick’s claim was “overdue for revisiting.”
During a panel discussion on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher,’ host Maher asked a speculative about Clinton. She asked that if Clinton were President in Today’s political climate, would he have been treated differently on the Monica Lewinsky affair and other matters of sexual assault? “Could Bill Clinton, if he had done what he did in 1998, survive today, or would his own party has thrown him under the bus?” Mehar asked.
Farrow, whose reporting took down disgraced film tycoon Harvey Weinstein and helped the #MeToo movement flourish, said that he thought Clinton would not have escaped scrutiny today as the society’s view on sexual misconduct has changed now. Later in the conversation, Ronan addressed the question by saying that the allegations made against Clinton are a different situation.
He said,” I think it is very important to interject that Bill Clinton is a different conversation. He has been credibly accused of rape. That has nothing to do with grey areas. I think that the Juanita Broaddrick claim has been overdue for revisiting.”
In another interview, ‘Catch and Kill’ writer said that the lack of support from powerful progressives such as Hillary Clinton during his reporting on sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein was a ‘Gut Punch.’ He said,” It is an example of how power protects power.”
The U.S. House impeached Clinton in 1998 due to his and Lewinsky’s affair, but the Senate acquitted him, and he went on to complete his second term in January 2001. In 1999, Broaddrick sued Clinton, but a judge dismissed her lawsuit in 2001.