Alyssa Milano: Bill Clinton ‘Should’ve Been Investigated’ for Rape
#MeToo founder admits former president should have been investigated over allegations
After being accused of double standards for her vilifying of Judge Kavanaugh while publically endorsing the Clintons, Alyssa Milano has finally admitted that Bill Clinton "probably should've" been investigated over the allegations of rape against him.
Former President Clinton's accuser, Juanita Broaddrick, has recently ramped up pressure on #MeToo founder Milano over her seemingly bias campaigning.
Milano has come under fire over a reemerged tweet where she once expressing "crazy amounts of love" for Bill Clinton, despite Broaddrick making far more substantial claims of sexual misconduct than anything that has been raised against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The liberal actress has now confessed that she's had second thoughts regarding Clinton's conduct with women, saying that, "in hindsight," he shouldn't have been given "the benefit of the doubt."
In an interview Thursday, Milano was asked whether conservatives had a point in suggesting that Kavanaugh should be given the "benefit of the doubt" regarding "ugly allegations," in a way similar to Clinton, who completed his presidency and has gone forward with a productive career despite accusations about his personal conduct.
Milano resoundingly answered, "No."
"I think that as a nation, we were at a different time.
"I think that women were continually being silenced.
"And I think we gave him the benefit of the doubt, and we probably should've investigated the allegations against him as well."
On Tuesday, Clinton accuser Juanita Broaddrick asked Milano to "give us an update" on a 2012 tweet, in which Milano expressed her admiration for Bill Clinton, posting in a since-deleted message, "Bill Clinton, I love you so much. Like crazy amounts of love."
"REAL victims of Bill Clinton would like to hear from you," Broaddrick wrote to the actress, "or will you continue with your double standard bulls---?"
Broaddrick has demanded an FBI investigation into her 1978 rape claim against Clinton.
In Thursday's interview, Milano also urged the public to look beyond partisanship and said that society's goal should be a "just world with equality for women."
"This is not about partisan politics to me, this is about humanity," the mother of two said.
"And we have to, even though this process is so uncomfortable for everyone, we really have to look at it, look at where we want to be, who we want to be as a nation and really examine this in a non-political way, but just in a human way."
She concluded by saying that she thought the senators who are on the fence about Kavanaugh's nomination "care tremendously."
"My thought to them would be, 'You have to show us that you care about us by your vote, not just by your uncertainty,'" Milano said.
New York native Milano, 45, known for roles on "Charmed" and "Melrose Place," as well as appearances in numerous films, has long been outspoken.
Most recently, Milano drew criticism this month from Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro, after she claimed that the Kavanaugh hearings might be creating "a hard time" for men regarding scrutiny of their personal behavior.
"White men are presumed guilty because they are white men," Shapiro said, characterizing the actress' remarks as "the essence of sexism" during an appearance on Fox News Channel.
Meanwhile, Milano's remarks about the National Rifle Association irritated Andrew Pollack, father of one of the victim's of February's mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.
.@Alyssa_Milano in her speech in Parkland blamed the @NRA for the shooting that killed my daughter. She needs to learn her facts before she speaks— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) October 1, 2018
The FBI, Sherrif Israel, mental illness counselors, school administrators & failed diversionary programs are to blame.
Not the NRA
"She needs to learn her facts before she speaks."