Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who has claimed for decades to have been raped by former president Bill Clinton while he was attorney general of Arkansas, burst onto the Twitter scene on Wednesday with several explosive tweets about both Clintons.
Using the Twitter handle @atensnut, Broaddrick accused Bill of raping her and Hillary of trying to keep her quiet: “I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.”
On Tuesday, Broaddrick tweeted about Bill Clinton’s physical appearance and said that she “was dreading seeing my abuser on tv campaign trail for enabler wife……but his physical appearance reflects ghosts of past are catching up.” In another tweet on Sunday, Broaddrick praised Katherine Prudhomme, a rape survivor herself who challenged Hillary at a recent campaign event about Broaddrick’s rape allegations.
Broaddrick’s tweets come just weeks after Hillary Clinton sent out a tweet claiming that all survivors of sexual assault deserve to be “believed.” The public was quick to remind Clinton of Broaddrick’s rape accusations, which the Clinton camp has consistently dismissed.
While most Twitter users welcomed Broaddrick with open arms, praising her courage and bravery, a handful did respond with hostility, calling her a “liar” and accusing her of “just looking for fame and money.”
Broaddrick appears to have briefly used her Twitter account in 2009 before abandoning it for the last several years. Vox’s Dylan Matthews confirmed that the account does indeed belong to Broaddrick. NBC News also confirmed the account’s veracity a couple hours later.