Paula Jones, who ignited a national political scandal in the 1990s after accusing President Bill Clinton of making unwanted sexual advances, says Hillary Clinton doesn't belong in the White House. Jones accused Mrs. Clinton of knowing about the harassment at the time, a fact Jones says should disqualify the former secretary of state from serving in the White House.
The 1994 lawsuit alleged that in 1993 the then-governor made sexual advances toward Jones during a conference at a Little Rock, Arkansas, hotel. She said that, as punishment, she was later transferred to a different job in the state.
“There is no way that [Hillary Clinton] did not know what was going on, that women were being abused and accosted by her husband,” Jones told the Daily Mail Online. “They have both lied.”
Jones' allegations in 1994 led to an investigation that ultimately uncovered the president’s affair with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The president later lied about that relationship under oath. He was impeached and later acquitted. He denied sexually harassing Jones but eventually paid $850,000 to her in an out-of-court settlement.
“He does not have a right to be in the White House to serve the people the way he treated women, sexually harassing women,” Jones said in the Daily Mail Online interview. “'There were many women that came out and spoke out about what he did to them. He does not have a place in the White House to serve the American people.”
After filing the lawsuit in the '90s, Jones appeared in Penthouse magazine and on several TV talk shows. She is now 48, a stay-at-home mom and lives in Arkansas.
Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, leaving her closest competitors miles behind. Since life in her husband’s White House, she has served as a senator from New York, was a front-runner for the 2008 presidential nomination, and served as secretary of state in the Obama administration.