Ex-Girlfriend of Clarence Thomas: ‘He Was Obsessed With Porn’

October 22, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)—With the news that Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas phoned Anita Hill demanding an apology, 19-years after the contentious confirmation hearings of her husband that riveted the nation, a former girlfriend of Thomas has broken her silence. She says Thomas had an obsession with pornography and womens’ breasts sizes. Lillian McEwen, 65, now retired after a long legal career, knew all along that Anita Hill’s claims of sexual harassment made against Thomas rang true, despite his indignant denials of the charges.

McEwen tells the Washington Post that she was dating Thomas during the time of the explosive confirmation hearings, in which Hill testified in detail about the sexual harassment she experienced while working for Thomas as a young lawyer.

Nealy two decades later, McEwen decided she no longer has anything to fear by speaking out.

“To McEwen, Hill’s allegations that Thomas had pressed her for dates and made lurid sexual references rang familiar.”

“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.” [...]

“According to McEwen, Thomas would also tell her about women he encountered at work. He was partial to women with large breasts, she said. In an instance at work, Thomas was so impressed that he asked one woman her bra size, McEwen recalled him telling her.”

During her testimony, Hill said Thomas had asked for her breast size and he once cracked a “joke” about a “pubic hair” on a can of coke.

Hill was vilified and smeared by the right-wing for her accusations. Since then, she has led a quiet life as a law professor.

Imagine her surprise, when the wife of her harasser left a voice mail after all these years demanding she apologize to Clarence Thomas.

“Good morning, Anita Hill, it’s Ginny Thomas,” said the voice. “I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought and certainly pray about this and come to understand why you did what you did. OK, have a good day.”

If anyone is owed an apology it’s Anita Hill. When asked, Virginia Thomas confirmed she made the call and called it an “olive branch.” It was more like a passive aggressive poke with that “olive branch.”

Hill declined Virginia Thomas’ demand that she recant her truthful testimony given under oath. At first, Hill thought the call was a prank.

“Even if it wasn’t a prank, it was in no way conciliatory for her to begin with the presumption that I did something wrong in 1991. I simply testified to the truth of my experience. For her to say otherwise is not extending an olive branch, it’s accusatory.”’

“She continued: “I don’t apologize. I have no intention of apologizing, and I stand by my testimony in 1991.”’

Upon hearing of Virginia Thomas’ call to Hill, McEwen decided it was time to tell what she knew. And unsurprisingly, it doesn’t cast Justice Thomas in a positive light.

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  1. Politics: Clarence Thomas's Ethics Problems, Then and Now on October 23rd, 2010 7:36 am

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