Sean Hannity did not sit down with Donald Trump, who canceled his Thursday night appearance on the Fox News anchor’s show, but he shared a taped segment with four other guests.
Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey — all of whom have made sexual assault allegations against former president Bill Clinton — sat down with Hannity on Tuesday for an interview. Kathy Shelton also joined the discussion and criticized Hillary Clinton for the way she represented her rapist in court.
They spoke with Hannity about their appearance at the debate, their accounts and their concerns about a Hillary Clinton presidency.
“I know what she’s done to me in the past, but I don’t know what she’s capable of,” said Broaddrick, who alleges Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her in 1978 and claims Hillary Clinton tried to silence her.
Their appearance comes days after Trump hosted them on a Facebook Live video ahead of his presidential debate against his Democratic rival. . Trump’s campaign is reeling from the release of a 2005 video in which he talked about groping and kissing women on a hot mic. Since the release of the video, several women have shared their accounts alleging sexual assault by Trump, including two women interviewed by The New York Times .
The Trump campaign have denied the allegations and called the Times article “a completely false, coordinated character assassination against Mr. Trump” in a statement.
“To reach back decades in an attempt to smear Mr. Trump trivializes sexual assault, and it sets a new low for where the media is willing to go in its efforts to determine this election,” the Trump campaign said.
Broaddrick told Hannity she wanted to share her story for “those that weren’t born when I came forward after Bill Clinton raped me, and those that were too young to understand when it came through” how difficult it would have been to report an assault in the 1970s, adding that “Hillary is only for one woman, and that’s herself.”
Broaddrick says Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her in a hotel room in Little Rock, Ark., while he was campaigning for governor. Broaddrick was approached to testify two decades later when Jones filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton. In 1998, Broaddrick called the charges “untrue” in a sworn affidavit, which she later disavowed.
Broaddrick sued Clinton in 1999, alleging he raped her in Little Rock, Ark.. Bill Clinton’s lawyer in 1999 said in a statement that Broaddrick’s allegation was “absolutely false.”
When asked about their appearance at the debate, Jones said she wanted for people to “see that we were there and why we were there. Hopefully, that would have made a statement.”
Jones, a state worker back when Clinton was governor, alleged that Bill Clinton exposed himself and made advances at her in a Little Rock hotel, an allegation that Clinton denies.
Willey, a former White House volunteer aide who alleged in 1998 that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her in 1993, said she supports Trump and also fears a Clinton presidency.
Shelton was 12 when she was raped by 41-year-old Thomas Alfred Taylor. She said Hillary Clinton, who represented Taylor as a public defender, attacked her credibility in court in 1975. Taylor ended up taking a plea deal for a lesser charge, “unlawful fondling of a child,” after Clinton argued against the prosecution’s mishandling of critical evidence.
In an affidavit, Clinton asked that Shelton be evaluated because she could be “emotionally unstable” and “children in early adolescence tend to exaggerate or romanticize.”
“Just about every speech she gives, she (Clinton) says ‘I care about women and children,’” Shelton said Tuesday night. “If she cared about children, she wouldn’t have put me through what she put me through.”
But what about the prospect of electing the nation’s first female president, Hannity asked. Is it worth it?
“Not like that,” Shelton said.
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