Why Her Story Never Added Up
In 1991, Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas was on the verge of being confirmed to a seat on the United States Supreme Court when Anita Hill lodged 11th hour sexual harassment allegations against him, accusing him of repeatedly discussing pornography at work. Thomas categorically denied every one of Hill’s accusations. After an investigation and hearings, at which Thomas, Hill and other witnesses testified, Thomas was confirmed. At the end of those hearings, Americans believed Clarence Thomas by a more than 2-1 margin. There was no gender gap: Only 26% of women believed Hill’s story. These results are not surprising when you review the evidence. Hill remains the only woman to ever make these allegations against Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill’s story never added up -- period.
This site presents the overwhelming evidence of why Hill’s story did not add up. It reviews the inconsistencies and contradictions in her story, identifies the weaknesses of her alleged corroborating witnesses, and lays out the very compelling testimony of the twelve women who testified in support of Thomas. They were all former colleagues of Thomas, and several were friends with Anita Hill. Not a single one believed her. In fact, not a single former colleague of Hill’s has ever come forward to support her allegations. By the time of these allegations, Thomas had been subjected to four FBI background checks in connection with previous federal appointments. Nothing like these allegations was ever raised. Her story was implausible then, and remains so today. This website sets the record straight.
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 her interview with the two FBI agents, both of whom signed statements contradicting her testimony.
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 support of her allegations.
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.