Liberal activist comedienne Chelsea Handler fixed her sights on Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was recently accused of courting underage girls decades ago.
Then Juanita Broaddrick put her in her place.
Between tweets about Russia, Donald Trump, gun control and promoting Obamacare, Handler has repeatedly targeted Moore over allegations he pursued teenage girls while in his 30s and a prosecutor in Etowah County, Alabama.
The 70-year-old former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court prevailed over Luther Strange in the Republican primary for a special election to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, who was appointed Attorney General by President Trump.
Moore has repeatedly denied the accusations and vowed to press forward to the special election on Dec. 12, when he’ll face Democrat Doug Jones in a state that hasn’t elected a Democrat to the senate in 25 years.
Imagine being molested by an older man. Then that man denies ever doing it and then goes on and gets elected to United States senate. What kind of message does that send to young girls everywhere? And men to all the men who abuse women?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 12, 2017
On Monday, Handler posted to Twitter: “Imagine being molested by an older man. Then that man denies ever doing it and then goes on and gets elected to United States senate. What kind of message does that send to young girls everywhere? And men to all the men who abuse women?”
Yeah, @chelseahandler I can imagine. I was raped by the Arkansas AG who then becomes Governor & President and NBC held my interview explaining the rape until after his impeachment hearing. But I'm sure you don't want to go there. https://t.co/s9W8NZsaZ3
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) November 13, 2017
Broaddrick, who contends President Clinton raped her decades ago, was quick to respond to Handler’s musings.
“I can imagine,” Broaddrick wrote. “I was raped by the Arkansas AG who then becomes Governor & President and NBC held my interview explaining the rape until after his impeachment hearing. But I’m sure you don’t want to go there.”
According to Fox News:
Broaddrick has said that Clinton raped her in April 1978 and that Hillary Clinton intimidated her in an effort to keep her silent about the situation. She finally gave an interview to NBC in 1999 but the network didn’t air it until Clinton’s impeachment process ended with an acquittal.
Last year, Michael Isikoff, the legendary investigative reporter who uncovered the Monica Lewinsky scandal only to have it spiked by Newsweek, called on NBC to release the full tape of its 1999 interview with Broaddrick – who has accused the network of editing out a portion of her interview in which she discussed Hillary Clinton’s role silencing her and other victims.
Broaddrick is among numerous women who have alleged President Clinton of inappropriate sexual behaviors. She also participated in a press conference during the 2016 presidential election alongside then candidate Trump and two other women who have accused Clinton of sexual harassment – Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey.
“Actions speak louder than words,” Broaddrick said at the time. “Mr. Trump may have said some bad words, but Bill Clinton raped me and Hillary Clinton threatened me. I don’t think there’s any comparison.”
Handler has not responded to Broaddrick on Twitter. Others folks on the social media site, meanwhile, responded to the comedienne by simply posted a picture of Handler posing with Harvey Weinstein, the now disgraced Hollywood producer accused of sexual advances and assaults on numerous actresses in recent weeks.