In a book slated for release next month, a journalist recounts a 1999 interview with Hillary Clinton when the former first lady blamed Bill’s mother for his addiction to sex and womanizing because of the abuse he received as a young boy.
According to a Daily Mail report, Hillary made the claims that her mother-in-law, Virginia Kelley, abused Bill during his childhood in an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Lucinda Franks. Franks, however, refused to use the quotes for her article in Talk magazine — instead, she waited 15 years to release the interview in her latest memoir, “Timeless: Love, Morgenthau and Me.”
“When a mother does what she does, it affects you forever,” Hillary allegedly told Franks.
According to The Daily Mail, the memoir recounts that Hillary didn’t describe the specific ways that Kelley — who died in 1994 — allegedly abused Bill, but said that she hurt him “in ways you wouldn’t believe.”
This isn’t the first time Hillary has claimed Bill grew up in a troubled and violent home,in a 1999 Philadelphia Inquirer article Hillary was quoted saying Bill was stuck in the middle of an angry dispute between his mom and grandmother.
“He was so young when he was scarred by abuse,” Hillary said. “There was a terrible conflict between his mother and grandmother. . . . A psychologist once told me that for a boy being in the middle of a conflict between two women is the worst possible situation. There is always a desire to please each one.”
Franks told The Daily Mail that she refused to publish the gripping material back in 1999 because she didn’t want to fan the media frenzy fire surrounding the Monica Lewinsky affair. According to the report, she decided to add it to the memoir because of Hilary’s suspected presidential run in 2016. (RELATED: Bitter Hillary Supporter Snaps At Reporter For Asking Questions About Clintons’ Wealth)
In addition to Frank’s memoir, in the coming months a slew of Hillary and Bill books are expected to be released, including Weekly Standard Editor Daniel Halper’s book “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.”