At a campaign event in New Hampshire, a woman asked Hillary Clinton, “You say that all rape victims should be believed, but you say that about Juanita Broderick, Kathleen Wiley, and/or Paula Jones? Should we believe them, as well?"

Clinton responded, “Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence.”

Juanita Broderick was a nursing home employee who claimed in 1999 that then-President Bill Clinton had raped her two decades earlier.

Kathleen Wiley is a former White House volunteer aide who claimed in 1998 that Clinton had sexually assaulted her in 1993.

Paula Jones was an Arkansas state employee who sued Clinton for sexual harassment, settling out of court for $850,000.

Clinton’s recommendation that rape allegations be believed runs contrary to the value of the assumption of innocence, and the requirement for guilt being contingent on provision of evidence to the contrary. She seems to believe the reverse, with the assumption of guilt as a starting point, and innocence being contingent on exonerating evidence.

Pursuing the phantom “War on Women”, Clinton previously tweeted messages about “sexual assault survivors” being believed.


At a press conference in September, Clinton said, "Today I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault.” She added, "Don't let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed and we're with you."

“Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence.”

Hillary Clinton, confronted with the question, “You say that all rape victims should be believed, but you say that about Juanita Broderick, Kathleen Wiley, and/or Paula Jones? Should we believe them, as well?

There was no follow-up as to what evidence Hillary had seen that exonerated her husband.

Audio tapes from the early 1980s revealed Clinton laughing over a case in which she successfully defended a man charged with raping a 12-year-old girl as his lawyer.

Bill Clinton has been scrutinized for his affiliation with Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex-offender who pled guilty to soliciting prostitution from a minor.