Tuesday, Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas released a statement saying that she was “extending an olive branch” to Anita Hill and called and asked her to publicly apologize for accusing Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her 19 years ago. Hill worked for Clarence Thomas in two federal government jobs. The accusation almost cost Clarence Thomas his Supreme Court nomination.
Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the US Supreme Court in 1991. Hill said that he made sexual remarks and referenced pornographic movies. Thomas admitted that he mentioned X-rated movies while he was at Yale Law School, but that many other people did the same in the 1970s.
Hill is now a Brandeis University professor and Thomas left a voice for her over the weekend. Thomas identified herself and said, “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,” Thomas said.
After hearing the voicemail, Hill contacted the public safety office on the campus, and they called the FBI. Hill released her own statement Tuesday and stated that she has no intention of apologizing.
“I certainly thought the call was inappropriate,” said Hill.
“I have no intention of apologizing because I testified truthfully about my experience and I stand by that testimony,” she added.
Thomas then released her own statement:
“I did place a call to Ms. Hill at her office extending an olive branch to her after all these years, in hopes that we could ultimately get passed what happened so long ago. That offer still stands, I would be very happy to meet and talk with her if she would be willing to do the same,” Thomas said.
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