The victim of the child rapist that Hillary Clinton represented as a lawyer blasted the Democratic nominee calling her a “liar” who smeared her reputation, adding that she heard Clinton “on tape laughing.”
In 2014, Alana Goodman, then of the Washington Free Beacon, uncovered audio tapes of Clinton discussing the 1975 case when she defended Thomas Alfred Taylor, who raped Kathy Shelton, then 12 years old. As Taylor’s lawyer, Clinton plead his crime down from first degree rape to “unlawful fondling of a minor.” During the trial, Clinton successfully blocked the admission of forensic evidence that linked Taylor to the crime.
Now in an interview with The Daily Mail, Shelton blasted Clinton for claiming that she is an advocate for women. “It’s put a lot of anger back in me,” Shelton told Goodman. “Every time I see [Clinton] on TV I just want to reach in there and grab her, but I can’t do that.”
Shelton said that during the trial in 1975, Clinton accused her of “seeking out older men” and forcing the 12-year old to take a psychiatric exam to find out if she was “mentally unstable.”
The rape survivor added, “I don’t think [Clinton’s] for women or girls. I think she’s lying, I think she said anything she can to get in the campaign and win.”
‘If [Clinton was an advocate for women and children], she wouldn’t have done that to me at 12 years old,” Shelton said.
Referring to the audio tape recovered by the Free Beacon in which Clinton did acknowledge that she thought her client was guilty, Shelton said of Clinton, “I heard you on tape laughing. I just want to know, you’ve got a daughter and a grandbaby. What happens if that daughter of yours, if that would have been her?”
“You would have protected her. You don’t know me, so I’m a piece of crap to you,” Shelton said. “Who cares about me, as long as you can win your first case as an attorney?”
Referring to her case, Shelton went on to tell The Daily Mail that if Clinton “brought it up there would probably be some questions asked that she wouldn’t be able to answer.”
“Because after laughing on that tape, she’s pretty much stuck in knowing that she lied, knowing that it happened to me. And that tape’s out there to be listened to by anybody,” Shelton said.