Chelsea Handler To Juanita Broaddrick: I Believe You

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Talk show host Chelsea Handler has thrown her support behind Bill Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick, who put the liberal activist and comedian on blast on Twitter for making a comment about the Roy Moore case that hypocritically pertained to Broaddrick’s situation as well.

Handler took to Twitter on Sunday to wax hypothetical about the optics of Moore – who has been accused my multiple women of sexual harassment, including one who says she was 14 years old at the time – winning the contentious Alabama Senate race.

“Imagine being molested by an older man,” she wrote. “Then that man denies ever doing it and then goes on and gets elected to the United States senate. What kind of message does that send to young girls everywhere? And men to all the men who abuse women?”

Broaddrick came across Handler’s tweet and wasted no time reminding her that she has consistently accused former President Bill Clinton of raping her in the 1970s – an allegation that has seemingly been overlooked in the recent push to ostracize any and all powerful figures implicated in sexual misconduct cases.

“Yeah @chelseahandler I can imagine,” Broaddrick replied directly. “I was raped by the Arkansas AG who then becomes Governor & President and NBC held my interview explaining the rape until after his impeachment hearing. But I’m sure you don’t want to go there.”

The rapid-fire exchange seemed to have cowed Handler to silence, but on Wednesday, she went back to the social media platform to express support for Broaddrick.

“I’m sorry I’m just seeing this,” she wrote. “You are right and I apologize to you for not knowing your story. Democrats along with Republicans and the rest of the worlds’s political parties all need to do better and respect the firsthand accounts of victims. I believe you.”

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