Her skirt was short. Her hair was big. Her stride was hip-first. Those gags were mere accessories, however, to the primary joke of the sketch, a visual punch line that punched decidedly down: the prosthetic nose, long and bulbous and intentionally grotesque, that the actress playing Jones wore to complete the simulation.
The Clinton Affair: How We Remember the Women - The Atlantic
It is straightforward in style and evenhanded in tone. Strangely, this recommends it. The events it covers have been so sensationalized and so politicized for so long that seeing them presented neutrally and in roughly chronological order is revelatory, particularly regarding the stories of three women: Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick. These are the women who, in the s, publicly accused the president of the United States of sexual harassment and assault. This prime-time appearance caps her comeback. After spending a decade and a half out of the public eye, she has returned with a perch at Vanity Fair, a TED Talk and an anti-bullying cause.
The Clinton—Lewinsky scandal was a U. The sexual relationship took place between and and came to light in Clinton ended a televised speech in late January with the statement that he "did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky". Further investigation led to charges of perjury and to the impeachment of President Clinton in by the U.
Bill Clinton , the 42nd President of the United States — , has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct by four women: Juanita Broaddrick accused Clinton of raping her in ; Leslie Millwee  accused Clinton of sexually assaulting her in ; Paula Jones accused Clinton of exposing himself to her in as well as sexually harassing her; and Kathleen Willey accused Clinton of groping her without her consent in The Jones allegations became public in , during Clinton's first term as president, while Willey's and Broaddrick's accusations became public in , toward the end of Clinton's second term. Millwee did not make her accusations until