Anita Hill

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Magazine Raises Idea of Impeaching Thomas

Jill Abramson makes the case in 'New York' because of his 'lies' under oath

(Newser) - Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson authors a controversial new cover story for New York magazine, and the headline pretty much explains all: "The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The lengthy piece revisits the Supreme Court justice's infamous confirmation hearings, along with the allegations of... More »

Biden Offers Apology to One Woman, Comfort to Another

Former VP says he's sorry he didn't shield Anita Hill more from attacks, consoles Meghan McCain

(Newser) - When law professor Anita Hill faced the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 to testify about the sexual harassment she said she endured from then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, she also faced down attacks on her character and credibility—and many (including Hill herself ) still blame Joe Biden, the senator... More »

2nd Woman Recounts Pickup Line by Hoffman

'Wendy, have you ever been intimate with a man over 40?' she recalls him saying at meeting

(Newser) - The harassment accusations set off by the Harvey Weinstein scandal continue to reverberate in Hollywood and beyond. A rep for one of the big new targets, Kevin Spacey, announced he was seeking "evaluation and treatment," but Spacey's was far from the only name making headlines. Here's... More »

HBO Movie Is a 'Hit-Job' on Clarence Thomas

Reporter who covered hearings says it sides with Anita Hill

(Newser) - Stuart Taylor of the Brookings Institution covered the Clarence Thomas hearings as a reporter 25 years ago, and he makes the case in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that the new HBO movie on the topic is a "Hollywood hit-job" on the Supreme Court justice, as the headline puts... More »

'Lady, You Better Get a Gun': How the Anita Hill Story Broke

Clarence Thomas' 1991 scandal proved frightening for NPR's Nina Totenberg

(Newser) - Conservatives are already critcizing HBO's upcoming Confirmation, a film debuting Saturday that documents the sexual harassment claims that rocked Clarence Thomas' 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Nina Totenberg, the NPR reporter who first broke the story of accuser Anita Hill , now reveals in a podcast that although she'... More »

Cain Makes Joke About ... Anita Hill

Not that it'll hurt his fundraising ability...

(Newser) - Herman, Herman, Herman... Just one day after Herman Cain apologized for referring to Nancy Pelosi as “Princess Nancy,” he stepped in it again with a joke about Anita Hill. That’s right: Cain, facing allegations of sexual harassment, made a joke about the woman who accused Clarence Thomas... More »

Thomas Is Guilty; Anita Hill Is Owed an Apology

Kornacki: If he's still playing the victim, the case is still relevant

(Newser) - If you're tired of reliving the Clarence Thomas saga in the wake of his wife's request for an apology and his old girlfriend's support of Anita Hill, well tough. The case still matters, writes Steve Kornacki at Salon . He presents a thorough look at the evidence presented at the hearing... More »

Clarence Thomas 'Obsessed With Porn': Ex

And partial to big breasts, too, says Lillian McEwen

(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... More »

Clarence Thomas's Ex: Anita Hill Got It Right

Allegations didn't surprise old girlfriend Lillian McEwen

(Newser) - Most definitely not what Ginni Thomas hoped would happen when she called Anita Hill seeking an apology: Now that the story's gone national, the Washington Post talks to a woman who dated Clarence Thomas in the 1980s and says the lewd behavior alleged by Hill didn't surprise her. "The... More »

Clarence Thomas's Wife Calls Anita Hill, Seeks Apology

But Hill thinks it's a prank, calls cops

(Newser) - Bygones? Not so much. The wife of Clarence Thomas left a voicemail for Anita Hill requesting that she apologize for the testimony against her husband at his 1991 confirmation hearings, reports ABC News . “Good morning, Anita Hill, it's Ginny Thomas,” said the message. “I just wanted to... More »

Clarence Thomas Settles Scores

Book lashes out at media, liberal elites

(Newser) - In a scathing new memoir, Justice Clarence Thomas unleashes his wrath upon those who afflicted him during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings, calling them a "high-tech lynching" by "left-wing zealots draped in flowing sanctimony." The book, My Grandfather's Son, chronicles the Supreme Court justice's life from his... More »

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