Clarence Thomas 'Obsessed With Porn': Ex
And partial to big breasts, too, says Lillian McEwen
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2010 7:42 AM CDT
This still image from video provided by WCVB-TV in Boston shows Brandeis University professor Anita Hill driving from her home Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 in Waltham, Mass.   (AP Photo/WCVB-TV)

(Newser) – Ginni Thomas must be wishing she’d never extended that “olive branch” to Anita Hill: Clarence Thomas’s ex, who first spoke out Wednesday, is back—with a lot more to say about the Supreme Court justice. Hill’s allegations that Thomas made sexual advances toward her come as no surprise to Lillian McEwen: “He was always actively watching the women he worked with to see if they could be potential partners. It was a hobby of his,” she says, adding that Thomas particularly liked women with large breasts—and admitted to McEwen that he once asked a co-worker her bra size.

Nor is McEwen surprised that Hill claimed Thomas often referred to hardcore porn: “He was obsessed with porn,” she tells the Washington Post. Though McEwen didn’t testify at Thomas’s confirmation hearings, she was referenced by his handlers as a woman with whom he’d had a steady relationship—as a way of refuting Hill’s allegations. She is coming forward now, 19 years later, in part to counter the “different reality” she says Thomas has “manufactured” for himself since the Hill scandal—and in part to drum up interest in her memoir, which she is shopping to publishers.

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SilverQueen
Oct 24, 2010 10:03 AM CDT
YACK Being obsessed with porn is nothing to talk about or subject co-workers to. The workplace is no place for it. That's what Thomas did. He made unwanted sexual advances at work. He showed people photocopies of his penis. He's a creep. It is a direct result of the bravery of Anita Hill (and now other women who are corroborating Anita's testimony) that business suddenly became "enlightened" and put anti-harassment policies in place. Women were subjected to unwanted sexual advances at work and expected to tolerate it or find another job. Thanks to Anita and other brave women who said "Enough!" do we have in the vernacular the term "sexual harassment." It's a fairly recent term.
YetAnotherCollegeKid
Oct 23, 2010 7:31 AM CDT
A man is obsessed with porn? Grab your torches and pitchforks! We don't hold with that kind of perversity in this country! An example needs to be made! I'm not familiar with this case, so it could be that there is something here that really is reprehensible, but that part at least is absurd.
Ma'at
Oct 23, 2010 12:29 AM CDT
Oh WHAT a surprise. /s