New Woman, New Charges

Sexgate was supposed to be over, but a Clinton acquaintance now alleges he once assaulted her

Just when the air was clearing in Washington--when politicians were finally putting aside the presidential sex scandal and moving on to Social Security and tax cuts--another woman has come forward alleging sexual misconduct by Bill Clinton. Corroboration is scant, the White House denials are emphatic, but this tale has an unpleasant new twist: it is a charge of sexual assault.

In a report published last week, Juanita Broaddrick, an Arkansas nursing-home operator, clarified rumors that have been circulating for years. She contends that in 1978 Bill Clinton, who was then the Arkansas attorney general, forced himself on her. At the time,...

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