The Lives Of Kathleen Willey

On TV the widow had seemed unassailable. But it now appears she is tangled in untruths

When she appeared on 60 Minutes in all her high-cheekboned, Virginia gentry poise, Kathleen Willey looked like a woman whose most egregious lie might have been a fib about her dress size. But whether or not the former White House volunteer was telling the truth about her encounter with Bill Clinton, it seems that she has not been above baroque acts of deception.

In the summer of 1995, sources have told TIME, Willey was in the midst of a brief relationship with a British-born soccer coach whom she made the target of a bizarre ruse almost straight out of an Aaron...

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