Juanita Broaddrick will not stay quiet regarding Time magazine’s “silence breakers” piece on the #MeToo movement.
Time featured a slew of famous faces for its annual “Person of the Year” issue — those who bring awareness to sexual assault collectively captured the distinction — but Ms. Broaddrick says her contributions were conspicuously left out.
The woman who has maintained for decades that former President Bill Clinton raped her in Arkansas when she was 35 years old says her message for Time’s editors veered from the “liberal victim mold.”
“Time magazine asked to interview me re: #metoo movement,” Ms. Broaddrick, 74, tweeted late Wednesday. “The comments I gave were deemed of no value. I’d like to know why. Could it be I didn’t fit in their liberal victim mold. @TIME.”
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Leaving Ms. Broaddrick’s remarks out of the issue appears to be an odd editorial choice, given Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal’s comments to NBC News that #MeToo has culturally percolated for years.
“This is the fastest-moving social change we’ve seen in decades and it began with individual acts of courage by hundreds of women — and some men, too — who came forward to tell their own stories,” Mr. Felsenthal told the network on Wednesday.
Time briefly mentioned Mr. Clinton’s tenure in the White House by noting how “feminists stood up for [him] instead of his accusers — a move many are belatedly regretting as the national conversation prompts a re-evaluation of the claims against the former President. And despite the allegations against [Republican Senate candidate Roy] Moore, both President Trump and the Republican National Committee support him.”
The magazine did not respond to Ms. Broaddrick, who tagged its official Twitter page in her remarks.