Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler reached out to Juanita Broadrick through social media, saying “I believe you” in reference to allegations that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her decades earlier when he was running for governor of Arkansas.
“I apologize to you for not knowing your story,” Handler tweeted to Broaddrick. “I believe you.”
I’m sorry I’m just seeing this, @atensnut. You are right and I apologize to you for not knowing your story. Democrats along with Republicans and the rest of the worlds’s political parties all need to do better and respect the firsthand accounts of victims. I believe you. https://t.co/VDIFmCvg7g
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 16, 2017
Broaddrick got in to a bit of a social media dust up with Handler after the comedienne commented on the Roy Moore scandal. Handler asked followers to imagine the absurd – that a man could be accused of sexual assault and still be elected to government office.
Broaddrick responded by saying she doesn’t have to imagine, she only needs to remember that it happened to her.
Imagine being molested by an older man. Then that man denies ever doing it and then goes on and gets elected to United States senate. What kind of message does that send to young girls everywhere? And men to all the men who abuse women?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 12, 2017
Yeah, @chelseahandler I can imagine. I was raped by the Arkansas AG who then becomes Governor & President and NBC held my interview explaining the rape until after his impeachment hearing. But I’m sure you don’t want to go there. https://t.co/s9W8NZsaZ3
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) November 13, 2017
How is anybody unaware of Broaddrick’s allegations at this stage of the game, as Handler claimed? A complicit media that turned a blind eye to Clinton’s sexual misdeeds time and again, of course, even ignoring Broaddrick during the 2016 presidential election.
To her credit – and I am loathe to give Handler credit for much of anything – she listened to Broaddrick’s story with an open mind that the media has never afforded Clinton’s accusers.
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