Much has been made recently of the statements by Sukari Hardnett and Rose Jourdain, which were entered into the congressional record in lieu of live testimony. Some have suggested that live testimony from these two women would have significantly bolstered Hill’s allegations. Nothing could be further from the truth. Neither Hardnett nor Jourdain could have […]
The three reasons Hill gave to explain why she followed Thomas from the Department of Education to EEOC were exposed as completely false. Contrary to her claims, she was a career employee with job security at the Department of Education. She knew Thomas’ successor (Harry Singleton), who stated that he would have welcomed Hill to continue […]
Twelve women who were former colleagues of Thomas testified strongly in support of him. Several of these women testified about their own experiences with sexual harassment at other jobs, and testified about Thomas’ “scrupulous” treatment of women and extraordinary sensitivity. Several of these women were friends of Anita Hill. Not one co-worker of Hill testified in […]
Yet phone logs reveal that Hill called Thomas many times after she stopped working for him, and even got together with him at a mutual friend’s home in Oklahoma for a breakfast, and even offered to—and did—drive him to the airport following that breakfast.
Hill’s four alleged corroborating witnesses provided very weak testimony. One witness told Committee staff that the alleged harassment happened before Hill ever worked for Thomas. Another witness claimed that Hill had no political motives to oppose Thomas because she was a conservative who fully supported the Reagan Administration’s civil rights policies. This representation was false. Angela Wright, who […]
Contrary to her representations, Hill was the source of her allegations of sexual harassment, she was evasive when first contacted by Senate staff, and she sought to make her charge without ever having to come forward and without Thomas ever knowing her name. She twice refused to be interviewed by the FBI. She later misrepresented what transpired in […]