The Arkansas woman who was raped at age 12 by Hillary Clinton’s 1975 legal client is now speaking out against the Democratic candidate after hearing an audiotape of Clinton laughing about the trial.
“It’s put a lot of anger back in me … Every time I see [Clinton] on TV I just want to reach in there and grab her, but I can’t do that,” 54-year-old Kathy Shelton told The Daily Mail, as Clinton tries to portray herself as a supporter of women and girls during the 2016 campaign.
“I don’t think [she’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 she was [an advocate for women and children], she wouldn’t have done that to me at 12 years old,” said Shelton.
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 [who was assaulted at age 12]?
You would have protected her. You don’t know me, so I’m a piece of crap to you … Who cares about me, as long as you can win your first case as an attorney?
The case was given to Clinton after she graduated from Yale. She tried to get out of the case, but then helped her client by forcing the exclusion of damning evidence. That courtroom success allowed the rapist to serve just one year for raping and injuring Shelton, who was made infertile by the rape.
The audiotape was recorded in the 1980s, when Arkansas reporter Roy Reed interviewed Clinton.
“It was a fascinating case, it was a really interesting case,” Clinton said. “He took a lie detector test, which he passed, which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs,” she said, while laughing sardonically.
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