Where is Kathleen Willey? Bill Clinton accuser voted for Trump

Willey, a former White House volunteer, alleged on '60 Minutes' that Clinton had sexually assaulted her


                            Where is Kathleen Willey? Bill Clinton accuser voted for Trump
Kathleen Willey, center, shows her support for Republican presidential candidate John McCain during a McCain 2000 rally in Alexandria, Virginia, February 27, 2000 (Photo by Mark Wilson)

'Impeachment: American Crime Story' is dropping soon on FX and viewers can watch the dramatization of the events that led to former President Bill Clinton's impeachment in 1998. The ten-episode series examines the crisis that led to the first impeachment of a US president in over a century.

As per the official synopsis, "It tells this story through the eyes of the women at the center of the events: Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) and Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford). All three were thrust into the public spotlight during a time of corrosive partisan rancor, shifting sexual politics and a changing media landscape. The series shows how power lifts some and disposes of others in the halls of our most sacred institutions."

The series also stars Elizabeth Reaser as Kathleen Willey, who had accused Clinton of groping her in 1993. 

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On March 15, 1998, Willey, a former White House volunteer alleged on '60 Minutes' that Clinton had sexually assaulted her on November 29, 1993, during his first term as president. As per reports, during an early afternoon meeting on the day in the private study of Oval Office, Clinton had allegedly embraced her tightly, kissed her on the mouth, grabbed her breast, and forced her hand on his genitals. Clinton denied assaulting her. As per Monica Lewinsky's testimony, Clinton said that Willey's allegation was absurd because she is a small-breasted woman, and he would never pursue such a woman.

So did Willey lie? 

According to a report in Vox, "Willey’s accusation is less clearly fallacious, but several factors cast serious doubt on it, and it’s overall much less credible than [Juanita] Broaddrick’s." Broaddrick had claimed that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 and Hillary had intimidated her.

In a deposition for the Paula Jones case, Willey had said that she could not recall if Clinton successfully kissed her, and said that he hadn't followed her out of the private study on that afternoon. However, in her grand jury testimony, she insisted he fondled her and kissed her. She also claimed that she never spoke to anyone besides her friend Julie Hiatt Steele, Newsweek's Michael Isikoff, and her attorney Dan Gecker about the encounter. But that also was untrue as it has been revealed that she did, in fact, speak to many people. 

Willey had been given an immunity deal by the Independent Counsel, and she couldn't be charged with making false statements. Starr's office eventually concluded, "The evidence was insufficient to prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that the President’s deposition testimony about his conduct with Willey was false," and that, "Even assuming Willey’s testimony was truthful about the incident with President Clinton, her testimony at trial would be subject to further challenge based on the differences between her deposition and grand jury statements, as well as her acknowledgement of false statements to the Office of the Independent Counsel."

Where is Kathleen Willey today? 

There aren't many recent updates about Willey's whereabouts. However, according to a 2016 article in The Daily Beast, she was going to vote for Donald Trump. "I will vote for him, because I will never vote for Hillary Clinton," she told the publication

She had even taken to Twitter to defend Trump. In a series of tweets and retweets, Willey defended him. “DT said things that were wrong. He apologized. He never brutally raped anyone twice like BC raped Juanita. DT didn’t murder 4 men in Benghazi,” Willey wrote in one tweet.

She went on to attack the Clintons - calling Bill a rapist and Hillary a "hag". In one tweet, she said Hillary called women who had accused Bill of sexual impropriety “bimbos, sluts, trailer trash, whores, skanks” and asked, “When will u resign from ur campaign?”

'Impeachment: American Crime Story' will premiere on FX on September 7, 2021, at 10 pm. 

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