Gennifer Flowers, who had a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton before he was president, revealed Tuesday night to FOX News’ Laura Ingraham that her tryst, in hindsight, “was definitely sexual harassment.”
Flowers also said Clinton’s health problems have hindered his abilities to tell lies like he used to be able to.
“Well, my first impression was he is not as good of a liar as he used to be,” she said of his controversial interview with NBC’s Craig Melvin that was on aired on Today. “He’s not on his game where that’s concerned. And I think Bill is afraid.”
“He’s nervous. That’s why he is acting that way, and, you know, probably, he has some health problems and it has affected his ability to respond as well as he used to be, and tell lies as good as he used to,” Flowers added.
Flowers also asked if Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein are facing legal ramifications why not Bill Clinton.
“You know, I’m advocating that bill be prosecuted for his sex crimes just like Harvey Weinstein has been arrested and Bill Cosby is about to be sentenced. Why not a Bill Clinton?” she asked.
“Why shouldn’t he be prosecuted for rape as Bill Cosby has, and Harvey Weinstein who’s just arrested? Why shouldn’t he be? Why don’t they — why don’t they arrest Hillary as a co-conspirator because she has allowed him — she has been the person that has let him go and be the enabler that has let him go and do what he’s done to women?” Flowers also asked.
Flowers said that Juanita Broaddrick and former Clinton White House aide Kathleen Willey are part of the ‘Me Not’ movement since they haven’t received the “respect” they deserve from feminists in the ‘MeToo’ cause.
“He’s been a huge abuser of the Me Too Movement and I would like for the Me Too Movement to be so kind as to recognize myself and Paula and Juanita and Kathleen and many, many other women starting many years ago that have come up with claims of sexual harassment from Bill Clinton,” she said. “They haven’t given us any respect as far as I’m concerned.”
“We’re the ‘me not’ movement,” Flowers added. “That’s what we are.”
Full transcript, via FOX News:
LAURA INGRAHAM, FOX NEWS HOST: Well, tonight, Bill Clinton will have something else to explain, because Gennifer Flowers has a shocking revelation and joins us now for an explosive interview, her first in six years.
Gennifer, it’s great to see you.
I know this must have been —
GENNIFER FLOWERS: Great to be with you.
INGRAHAM: It must have been wild for you to watch this over the last few days over all over again. Just — first, your initial reaction to watching him. He got — he clearly got the body language, you have the arms crossed, he was very angry that this reporter asked him kind of some fairly logical questions I would imagine.
FLOWERS: Right. Well, my first impression was he is not as good of a liar as he used to be. He’s not on his game where that’s concerned. And I think Bill is afraid.
You know, I’m advocating that bill be prosecuted for his sex crimes just like Harvey Weinstein has been arrested and Bill Cosby is about to be sentenced. Why not a Bill Clinton?
He’s nervous. That’s why he is acting that way, and, you know, probably, he has some health problems and it has affected his ability to respond as well as he used to be, and tell lies as good as he used to.
INGRAHAM: Well, you’re a young woman, 27 years old, when you first got involved with him. He was married and that you are not, and you started having this relationship.
At some point, you have now decided that it became a nonconsensual harassment relationship, which doesn’t really comport with what you originally — how you were originally classified this. So, now, how are you all these years later claiming that it was nonconsensual at some point?
FLOWERS: It’s very interesting because back in 1977 when I met Bill, we didn’t have the laws to protect us. We as women, we were — I was in the workplace of a man’s world. I just had to do the best that I could.
When I first met Bill Clinton, it was when I was sent out on my first story by myself after my training with my cameraman. He came out on to me that night, I told him to knock it off. He proceeded to continue to come onto me for three months before I decided that I wanted to have a relationship with him, which at that point was consensual.
But in today’s standards, and in hindsight, it was definitely sexual harassment. I was a little bit ashamed to admit that because in a way, I felt guilty because I was a willing participant, at a point. So, I felt guilty about saying that I was sexually harassed in the beginning. But I definitely was, absolutely. And then —
INGRAHAM: When you say you want him prosecuted — hold on, when you say you want him prosecuted, Gennifer —
FLOWERS: Why not?
INGRAHAM: Not for what — because with sexual harassment, it’s not — it’s a civil case. But for criminal prosecution, are you referring —
FLOWERS: Well, Juanita —
INGRAHAM: You’re referring to Juanita Broaddrick obviously.
FLOWERS: Absolutely, Juanita. He raped Juanita. I’ve met Juanita, she’s a beautiful person.
I wanted — like Hillary, I wanted to be in denial. I wanted deny these things could happen because I felt like that wasn’t the person that I had known. But when I met her the first time and realize that she was a very genuine person and had no reason to lie about that, I had to come to terms with the fact that he was very capable and did do that.
Why shouldn’t he be prosecuted for rape as Bill Cosby has, and Harvey Weinstein who’s just arrested? Why shouldn’t he be? Why don’t they — why don’t they arrest Hillary as a co-conspirator because she has allowed him — she has been the person that has let him go and be the enabler that has let him go and do what he’s done to women?
INGRAHAM: By the way, we reached out to the Clinton Foundation, to Bill Clinton’s personal attorney, David Kendall, about this story and about your new allegations, and we did not get a response. So, we did attempt to do that.
FLOWERS: Well, of course not. Of course not.
INGRAHAM: Bill Clinton said this — I want to play another — a little snippet from Bill Clinton. This was also from the New York event last night. Let’s watch.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BILL CLINTON, FORMER PRESIDENT: I support the Me Too Movement, and I think it’s long overdue. And I’ve always tried to support it in the decisions and policies that I’ve advanced.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
INGRAHAM: Well, he says he genuinely supports the Me Too —
INGRAHAM: He supports the Me Too Movement, Gennifer, and he wants people to believe him at this point.
FLOWERS: That’s the fourth biggest lie in — that’s the fourth biggest lie, and you know some of what the others are. He has — he would say that, of course. What would he say that but that he is in support of it?
He’s been a huge abuser of the Me Too Movement and I would like for the Me Too Movement to be so kind as to recognize myself and Paula and Juanita and Kathleen and many, many other women starting many years ago that have come up with claims of sexual harassment from Bill Clinton. They haven’t given us any respect as far as I’m concerned.
We’re the “me not” movement. That’s what we are.
INGRAHAM: Why do you think they haven’t?
FLOWERS: It just seems like that the Clintons are bullet proof, that it doesn’t matter what they do. They seem to get away with things, and this would be another instance of that. He just — he hasn’t been held accountable. And —
INGRAHAM: How are you doing in you life?
FLOWERS: I don’t know. That’s a good question.
INGRAHAM: Yes, I think the Me Too Movement, lots of good stuff going on but sadly, a lot of it is politicized.
FLOWERS: I agree.
INGRAHAM: A lot of it is politicized.
FLOWERS: Very much so.
INGRAHAM: And so, people like Juanita Broaddrick, they don’t count. People like Kathleen Willey, they don’t count.
How are you doing, by the way? We’re out of time, but how are you doing after all these years? You look great, by the way. But how are you doing?
FLOWERS: Thank you. God bless you. I love you by the way. I’m a big fan.
I’m doing fine. I’m getting ready to do a little reboot of my book. And I lost my mother in July of last year.
INGRAHAM: God bless her.
FLOWERS: So that has been a huge thing to overcome. But I’m doing good. Thank you for asking. I’m good. Thank you for having me.
INGRAHAM: Absolutely, Gennifer. We really appreciate your perspective. And — I mean, the Clintons never seem to go away, and we appreciate it.