In its annual “Person of the Year” profile piece, Time magazine honored those who have come forward to shine a light on rampant sexual misconduct throughout the entertainment industry and government, called the #MeToo movement.
Interestingly, the article left out comments it solicited from Juanita Broaddrick, who has repeatedly accused former president Bill Clinton of raping her in an Arkansas hotel room in 1978.
Broaddrick appeared on Fox News Monday night to express her “disappointment” in a media that has all but ignored the violent crime perpetrated against her in favor of current claims from women who appeared in the article, entitled “The Silence Breakers.”
Host Martha McCallum asked Broaddrick how she felt when the comments she made to Time were not included.
“Well, it was disappointing to me, Martha. They had called to ask me and asked if I would be interested in participating in a story that they were doing about the ‘Me Too’ movement,” Broaddrick said. “I really didn’t feel a part of that movement. I was ‘me too’ decades before it was okay to be ‘me too,’ and I truly didn’t feel a part of that. And actually, at that time, I did decline because just like I said, I didn’t feel a part of it.”
Broaddrick said that the magazine called her back approximately two days later to ask if she would submit a comment for the story.
“I was very happy to do that. I supported these women,” she recalled. “I thought they were brave women and I told her, ‘Yes, I would be happy to submit a comment.’ And then, a few days went by and I was so happy when they were declared ‘Person of the Year,’ and when I went to look for my comments, they weren’t there. That disappointed me.”
MacCallum concluded the interview by asking her about the three women who appeared in a press conference on Monday to rehash the sexual harassment allegations they made against the then-candidate Donald Trump just prior to the November 2016 election.
“Well, I think every victim of sexual abuse has the right to be heard and they need to have fairness accordingly,” Broaddrick said. “I have no idea what is true and what’s not true. I can only speak to my own situation. It was something I lived through and that’s all I can speak to.”
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