In an interview with The Daily Beast, the victim of Hillary Clinton’s first criminal client, an alleged rapist whom she successfully defended, spoke out against the 2016 hopeful’s women’s rights record.
The victim, whom the Daily Beast did not name, was raped as a 12-year old by two men in an attack that left her in a coma for five days and hospitalized for months afterwards. Clinton, then a 27-year-old attorney in private practice, represented her alleged rapist in court, and reduced his sentence to one year in prison. However, the Free Beacon recently unearthed tapes from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, which houses the Clinton’s document archives, in which Clinton “appears to acknowledge that she was aware of her client’s guilt, brags about successfully getting the only piece of physical evidence thrown out of court, and laughs about it all whimsically.”
in light of those tapes, the victim argues that Clinton not only acted dishonestly throughout the case, she also went to great lengths to smear her reputation — all while believing her client was actually guilty:
For the victim, the tapes prove that while Clinton was arguing in the affidavit that the victim could have some culpability in her own attack, she actually believed that her client was guilty. Taylor’s light sentence was a miscarriage of justice, the victim said.
“It’s proven fact, with all the tapes [now revealed], she lied like a dog on me. I think she was trying to do whatever she could do to make herself look good at the time…. She wanted it to look good, she didn’t care if those guys did it or not,” she said. “Them two guys should have got a lot longer time. I do not think justice was served at all.”
Hillary has only vaguely referred to the case in her political career, noting that after that case she worked to establish Arkansas’ first rape crisis hotline. The victim, however, believes that Clinton’s nonchalant attitude about the case speaks volumes as to what kind of president she would be: “She did that to look good and she told lies on that. How many other lies has she told to get where she’s at today? If she becomes president, is she gonna be telling the world the truth? No. She’s going to be telling lies out there, what the world wants to hear.”
“I would say [to Clinton], ‘You took a case of mine in ‘75, you lied on me… I realize the truth now, the heart of what you’ve done to me,” she said. “And you are supposed to be for women? You call that [being] for women, what you done to me? And I hear you on tape laughing.”
[The Daily Beast]
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