Washington, D.C. — Juanita Broaddrick says she was “sickened” by NBC’s interview of Bill Clinton during which the network asked the former president only about his sexual liaison with Monica Lewinsky.
Broaddrick, who has went on record of accusing Clinton of violently raping her in a hotel room in 1978, said NBC interviewer Craig Melvin had the “perfect opportunity” to confront Clinton about the incident as they questioned him about the impact of the current “me too” movement, but chose to let it pass.
“I can’t believe there is not a reporter out there,” Broaddrick told Breitbart News in an interview. “I mean, this person had a perfect opportunity today to ask Bill Clinton about the allegations of sexual assault and rape.”
“Why doesn’t NBC have me on to discuss the rape? Of course, they are the same network that held my 1999 interview until after the impeachment hearing.”
During Monday’s interview, NBC News’ Craig Melvin asked Clinton whether he would have dealt with the Monica Lewinsky affair differently in light of the current #MeToo movement.
“I don’t think it would be an issue,” the former president told Melvin in an interview that aired Monday on the “Today” show. “Because people would be using the facts instead of the imagined facts. If the facts were the same today, I wouldn’t.”
Clinton, visibly angered by the reference to Monica Lewinsky, whom he admitted to having an extramarital affair with while serving as president, lashed out at Melvin, claiming that he, not Lewinsky, his young intern at the time, was the victim.
“A lot of the facts have been omitted to make the story work,” he claimed. “I think partly because they’re frustrated that they got all these serious allegations against the current occupant of the Oval Office and his voters don’t seem to care.”
Clinton, when asked whether he had ever privately apologized to Lewinsky over the turmoil the affair between the two had created for her in her private life, responded that he had not.
When asked whether he felt he owed Lewinsky, now 44, an apology, he replied: “No, I do not.”
“You know, his interview took away so much from the real victims over the years,” Broadrick said. “The victims against which he perpetrated the sexual assault and harassment and of course raping me.
“I’m not concerned with his consensual sex. I care about him being brought to justice for the crimes he committed against me and the others. That’s what I care about.”
None of Bill Clinton’s other alleged victims, including Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and former reporter Leslie Millwee, all of which have come forward to accuse the former president of sexual assault, were mentioned during the NBC interview.