A woman who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault lashed out at the former president's daughter on social media Wednesday. An unverified Twitter account purporting to belong to Juanita Broaddrick sent a six-part statement directed Chelsea Clinton as the latter dealt with fallout from the first presidential debate, which was held earlier this week, Mic reported.
During the Monday debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump did not mention the extramarital affairs Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's husband had while in various public offices. Afterward, Trump told CNN that he didn't reference the former president's indiscretions out of respect for the former first daughter.
Chelsea Clinton, then, fired back in an interview with Cosmopolitan published Wednesday.
"My reaction to that is just what my reaction has been kind of every time Trump has gone after my mom or my family, which is that it’s a distraction from his inability to talk about what’s actually at stake in this election," she said, going on to list policy issues. "Candidly, I don’t remember a time in my life when my parents and my family weren’t being attacked, and so it just sort of seems to be in that tradition, unfortunately," she said.
Broaddrick, who came forward in the '90s with allegations that Bill Clinton, then Arkansas' attorney general, had raped her in a hotel room in 1978, launched a tweetstorm in response.
"Chelsea you said you don't remember a time in your life that your parents weren't being attacked," she wrote. "There's a very good reason for this — your parents are not good people. Your father was, and probably still is, a sexual predator. Your mother has always lied and covered up for him."
Broaddrick has spoken out on Twitter multiple times this election cycle, repeatedly criticizing the Clintons' response to her rape allegations. Hillary Clinton has been fighting back. When asked at a campaign event whether her stance that all sexual assault survivors should be believed, included Broaddrick and other women who have made claims against her husband, Clinton turned defensive, according to Vox.
"Well, I would say that everyone should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence," she said.
Bill Clinton was impeached by the House in 1998 for obstructing justice and lying to a grand jury about having an affair with former intern Monica Lewinsky. In 1999, he denied the Broaddrick story through a lawyer, saying that "any allegation that the president assaulted Juanita Broaddrick more than 20 years ago is absolutely false," according to the National Review.