||"A historical political resource."
Lillian McEwen breaks her 19-year silence about Justice Clarence Thomas
|Last Edited||WesternDem Oct 24, 2010 11:39pm|
|Author||Michael A. Fletcher|
|Media||Newspaper - Washington Post|
|News Date||Monday, October 25, 2010 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||For nearly two decades, Lillian McEwen has been silent -- a part of history, yet absent from it. |
When Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his explosive 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Thomas vehemently denied the allegations and his handlers cited his steady relationship with another woman in an effort to deflect Hill's allegations.
Lillian McEwen was that woman.
"He was always actively watching the women he worked with to see if they could be potential partners," McEwen said matter-of-factly. "It was a hobby of his."
"He was obsessed with porn," she said of Thomas, who is now 63. "He would talk about what he had seen in magazines and films, if there was something worth noting."