During a Q&A session at a Hillary Clinton campaign event on Thursday a woman confronted the presidential candidate about the rape allegations made against her husband.
“Secretary Clinton, you recently came out to say that all rape victims should be believed, but would you say that Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones be believed as well?” the woman asked, listing out the names of three women who have all made allegations against Clinton’s husband and former President of the United States Bill Clinton.
The question comes after Clinton advocated for sexual assault victims in a recent speech saying:
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"To every survivor of sexual assault...You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We're with you." —Hillary— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 14, 2015
So who are these women?
Juanita Broaddrick first made allegations against the former president about 16 years ago, saying that the then-president had raped her during his Arkansas gubernatorial campaign.
Kathleen Willey, a former White House aide, made allegations that Clinton had sexually assaulted her in the White House office.
Paula Jones, a former employee for the state of Arkansas, accused Clinton of sexual assault but later settled outside of court for $850,000.
“Well, I would say that everyone should be believed at first. Until they are disbelieved based on evidence," Clinton answered with a smile, prompting applause.
Watch a video of the exchange below:
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