October 21, 2010

Virginia Thomas Left A Voicemail for Anita Hill

A bizarre episode this week that brought back lots of bad memories, as Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, left a strange voicemail for Clarence's accuser Anita Hill, almost 20 years after their notorious hearings.

Vitginia Thomas called the phone call an "olive branch," but she might want to brush up on what that phrase normally means, as instead of making a peace offering she asked if Anita Hill wanted to apologize to Virginia and her husband. Needless to say, Anita Hill was not amused, and had no interest in the olives on this branch. See below for details.

Virginia Thomas left a voicemail for Anita Hill

Anita Hill is refusing to apologize for accusing then-Supreme Court justice nominee Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her, in an issue that Thomas' wife has reopened 19 years after his confirmation hearings. "I have no intention of apologizing because I testified truthfully about my experience and I stand by that testimony," Hill, now a Brandeis University professor, said in a statement released Tuesday night. Thomas' wife, Virginia, had left a voicemail message on Hill's phone on Oct. 9 asking her to say she was sorry for the allegations that surfaced at Thomas' confirmation hearings for a seat on the high court bench in 1991. In her statement, Hill said, "I certainly thought the call was inappropriate."

Virginia Thomas left a voicemail for Anita Hill

Posted at October 21, 2010 6:15 AM