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Former reporter accusing Bill Clinton of assault will be at the Vegas presidential debate


"I froze. I asked him to stop, he laughed."

Leslie Millwee (Breitbart News/YouTube)

Leslie Millwee, a one-time Arkansas news reporter, is claiming former President Bill Clinton assaulted her several times in 1980, and she's going to be at Wednesday night's presidential debate.

In an interview with Breitbart News, the rightwing outlet formerly operated by Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's campaign CEO, Millwee accused Bill Clinton, who was governor of Arkansas at the time, of making sexually suggestive comments and touching her inappropriately on three occasions while he was visiting the KLMN-TV station.

"He would single me out, and after I met him the first time, he would come up to me and he always would approach me and say something like, 'Hey pretty girl, how are you today?' He would follow me around the station," she recalled. "Just made me feel uncomfortable."

But it was what Millwee claims happened in one of the studio's editing rooms that surprised her.

"He followed me into an editing room the first time I remember. ... I was sitting in a chair, he came up behind me and started rubbing my shoulders and running his hands down toward my breasts and I was just stunned," she said. "I froze. I asked him to stop, he laughed. That happened on three occasions and each time it escalated where the aggressive nature of his touch and what he was doing behind me escalated."

On the second of the three alleged incidents, Millwee claimed Bill Clinton groped her from behind and began rubbing his genitalia against her back until he reached climax.

"I was crying," she said of how she felt afterward. "The third time it happened it was just so overwhelming."

Breitbart said it separately interviewed several of Millwee's co-workers, all of whom confirmed her story. The ex-reporter told the outlet she considered coming forward with her allegations in the late 1990s, when the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, but decided against it because she feared the media onslaught that might have followed.

"I was very prepared to go forward then and talk about it, and I watched the way the Clintons and Hillary slandered those women, harassed them, did unthinkable things to them," Millwee said. "I did not want to be part of that."

The final straw came when the then-governor supposedly showed up at her apartment and knocked on her door for five to 10 minutes, requesting Millwee let him in. It was not very long after she quit her job at KLMN-TV.

Karen Pharis, who was Millwee's editor at the time, was only made aware of the alleged assault one year ago, but according to Breitbart, she finds her former employee's account to be "credible and that she has no reason to doubt Millwee’s story, explaining that it was a different climate in 1980 for female sexual assault accusers to go public or to tell their superiors about alleged assaults."

News of the assault allegations — and Millwee's invitation to Vegas — comes just hours before the third and final presidential debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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