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Juanita BroaddrickJuanita Broaddrick joins Dave at Whiskey Politics for an in-depth, transparent and honest discussion about her experience in 1978 that many had discounted for decades, but now with the #MeToo movement, even the liberal media are coming around including the New York Times which recently stated “We should look clearly at the credible evidence that Juanita Broaddrick told the truth when she accused Clinton of raping her.”

This wide-ranging interview discusses her experience, the aftermath, her participation in the 2016 election and her feelings seeing so many women now come forward accusing powerful men of sexual abuse. We cover the Time Magazine snub toward her, the media, how Hillary Clinton approached her and a chilling side of Bill Clinton that almost no one else has ever seen. Juanita also discusses Donald Trump, Roy Moore and the pay-for-play being reported about attorney Lisa Bloom.

Juanita’s new book, to be released on January 3, You’d Better Put Some Ice On That; How I Survived Being Raped by Bill Clinton can be found at JuanitaBroaddrick.com.

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  1. LisaKoers Inactive

    Wow Juanita!

    Love her… so engaging, warm and open and yet full of strength.

    Fantabulous podcast- probably one of my favorites. Very in-depth.

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    • December 20, 2017, at 9:02 AM PST
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  2. Dave Sussman Podcaster
    Dave Sussman

    LisaKoers (View Comment):
    Wow Juanita!

    Love her… so engaging, warm and open and yet full of strength.

    Fantabulous podcast- probably one of my favorites. Very in-depth.

    She was very open. Thanks Lisa!

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    • December 20, 2017, at 9:40 AM PST
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  3. Melissa Praemonitus Member

    One of your most interesting shows, Dave. So much media coverage has been either unjust or incomplete, but your interview covered all my questions and revealed a gentle woman of character.

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    • December 20, 2017, at 10:22 AM PST
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  4. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    Though I was aware of the story, I had never heard Juanita speak before. I have tended to avoid the short, edited interviews. This was exactly what was necessary, an indepth, concise interview in which Ms Broaddrick was able to tell her entire story. It is totally believable, and horrifying, but also totally understandable from her standpoint. I am the same age as Ms Broaddrick. I lived in the south during the 1960s and know the attitudes of people in the south in that era. It is very easy to understand how a woman attempting to run a business would be terrified to raise a challenge against a powerful political entity in that environment. I well remember appearing as a witness in a traffic violation hearing and having the judge sneeringly ignore my statements while accepting the testimony of the local police officer who made the citation. That Broaddrick would have been totally ignored, belittled, and otherwise demeaned had she attempted to bring charges is completely believable. Her reticence to do so, the reticence of any woman in that situation, is totally understandable.

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    • December 20, 2017, at 3:38 PM PST
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  5. Dave Sussman Podcaster
    Dave Sussman

    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):
    Though I was aware of the story, I had never heard Juanita speak before. I have tended to avoid the short, edited interviews. This was exactly what was necessary, an indepth, concise interview in which Ms Broaddrick was able to tell her entire story. It is totally believable, and horrifying, but also totally understandable from her standpoint. I am the same age as Ms Broaddrick. I lived in the south during the 1960s and know the attitudes of people in the south in that era. It is very easy to understand how a woman attempting to run a business would be terrified to raise a challenge against a powerful political entity in that environment. I well remember appearing as a witness in a traffic violation hearing and having the judge sneeringly ignore my statements while accepting the testimony of the local police officer who made the citation. That Broaddrick would have been totally ignored, belittled, and otherwise demeaned had she attempted to bring charges is completely believable. Her reticence to do so, the reticence of any woman in that situation, is totally understandable.

    Agreed Eugene. And the question pertaining to why she didn’t report was based on what you said. Times WERE different then. The fear she had over losing her business and livelihood was, of course, a priority, which we still see shades of today in the current batch of victims who didn’t want to lose their careers in Hollywood or Washington.

    Juanita was an open book and I believe every word she said. Glad you enjoyed it Eugene.

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    • December 20, 2017, at 4:42 PM PST
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  6. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    Another good interview. Thanks.

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    • December 20, 2017, at 7:07 PM PST
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  7. Richard Easton Member

    That was an excellent interview. I wonder what she thinks about Bush 41 and Bush 43 considering Clinton to be part of their family. They must have known by 1999 that Clinton is an unrepentant rapist. I can understand that they might have to associate with WJC at state functions, but their comments that Bill is an honorary member of the Bush family shows their character deficiencies.

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    • December 20, 2017, at 8:13 PM PST
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  8. Dave Sussman Podcaster
    Dave Sussman

    Richard Easton (View Comment):
    That was an excellent interview. I wonder what she thinks about Bush 41 and Bush 43 considering Clinton to be part of their family. They must have known by 1999 that Clinton is an unrepentant rapist. I can understand that they might have to associate with WJC at state functions, but their comments that Bill is an honorary member of the Bush family shows their character deficiencies.

    Oooh… great question! Thanks Richard.

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    • December 20, 2017, at 8:29 PM PST
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  9. Dave Sussman Podcaster
    Dave Sussman

    @richardeaston here is Juanita’s response for you:

    “It saddens me. I voted and supported 43. It truly broke my heart when he made that comment. And then when 41 had so many allegations come up several weeks ago it made me wonder what their family morals are truly like. If they can accept a rapist into their family, I guess that pretty well tells you where they stand on respecting women.”

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    • December 20, 2017, at 8:41 PM PST
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  10. Richard Easton Member

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):
    @richardeaston here is Juanita’s response for you:

    “It saddens me. I voted and supported 43. It truly broke my heart when he made that comment. And then when 41 had so many allegations come up several weeks ago it made me wonder what their family morals are truly like. If they can accept a rapist into their family, I guess that pretty well tells you where they stand on respecting women.”

    Thanks David for following up on my question. I’m conflicted myself since W gave my Dad the National Medal of Technology.

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    • December 20, 2017, at 9:46 PM PST
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