— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) December 7, 2017
Juanita Broaddrick (born c. 1943) — birth name Juanita Smith — is an American former nursing home administrator. In 1999, she alleged that United States President Bill Clinton raped her in April 1978 when she was 35 years old and he was Arkansas Attorney General. Clinton's attorney, David Kendall, denied the allegations on his client's behalf. Clinton declined to comment further on the issue.
Rumors circulated about Broaddrick's allegations for many years, but she refused to speak to the media. In a sworn statement in 1997 with the placeholder name "Jane Doe #5", Broaddrick filed an affidavit with Paula Jones' lawyers stating there were unfounded rumors and stories circulating "that Mr. Clinton had made unwelcome sexual advances toward me in the late seventies... These allegations are untrue".
Nevertheless, speculation that Broaddrick had more to say on the matter persisted. Finally, in an interview with Dateline NBC that aired on February 24, 1999, Broaddrick told her story in public in full for the first time, this time stating that Clinton had indeed raped her. It is the most serious of the claims that emerged during the 1990s and comprise the Bill Clinton sexual misconduct allegations.