In 1975, the same year Hillary Rodham married Bill Clinton, she agreed to serve as the court-appointed attorney for Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old accused of raping a 12 year old child after luring her into a car.
Shelton’s (pictured left as a child and right as an adult) rapist’s defenses lawyer was now-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Shelton says she’s furious that Clinton has been portraying herself as a lifelong advocate of women and girls on the campaign trail
The Free Beacon published tape recordings never before heard of Hillary Clinton from the early 1980’s which includes the former first lady’s frank and detailed assessment of the most significant criminal case of her legal career: defending a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl; a man she knew was guilty.
Clinton says she used a legal technicality to plead her client, who faced 30 years to life in prison, down to a lesser charge.
Clinton laughed cheerfully about the case in which she got a child rapist off, ordinary people had a glimpse into the twisted mind of a woman who keeps claiming to be a role model for young girls.
The full story of the Taylor defense calls into question Clinton’s narrative of her early years as a devoted women and children’s advocate in Arkansas, a narrative the 2016 presidential front-runner continues to promote on her current book tour.
Her comments on the rape trial are part of more than five hours of unpublished interviews conducted by Arkansas reporter Roy Reed with then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and his wife in the mid 1980’s.
Josh Rogin of the Daily Beast talked to the woman who was raped, once by her attackers, and again by Hillary Clinton’s twisted manipulation of the legal system on behalf of her attacker.
In her interview with The Daily Beast, she recounted the details of her attack in 1975 at age 12 and the consequences it had for both her childhood and adult life. A virgin before the assault, she spent five days afterwards in a coma, months recovering from the beating that accompanied the rape, and over 10 years in therapy. The doctors told her she would probably never be able to have children.
Now 52, she has never married or had children.
“I have been informed that the complainant is emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and engage in fantasizing,” Clinton, then named Hillary D. Rodham, wrote in the affidavit.
People actually believed that she fantasized her way into a coma?
Clinton also wrote that a child psychologist told her that children in early adolescence “tend to exaggerate or romanticize sexual experiences,” especially when they come from “disorganized families, such as the complainant.”
Is being beaten into a coma Hillary Clinton’s idea of the romanticized sexual experience of a child?
The victim vigorously denied Clinton’s accusations and said there has never been any explanation of what Clinton was referring to in that affidavit. She claims she never accused anyone of attacking her before her rape.
“I’ve never said that about anyone. I don’t know why she said that. I have never made false allegations. I know she was lying,” she said. “I definitely didn’t see older men. I don’t know why Hillary put that in there.”
On the tapes, Clinton, who speaks in a Southern drawl, appears to acknowledge that she was aware of her client’s guilt, brags about successfully getting the only piece of physical evidence thrown out of court, and laughs about it all whimsically.
“He took a lie detector test. I had him take a polygraph, which he passed, which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs,” Clinton says on the recording, failing to hold back some chuckles.
For the victim, the tapes prove that while Clinton was arguing in the affidavit that the victim could have some culpability in her own attack, she actually believed that her client was guilty.
After hearing the newly revealed tapes of Clinton boasting about the case, the victim said she couldn’t sit back and remain silent any longer and wanted to tell her side of the story to the public.
“I think she wants to be a role model being who she is, to look good, but I don’t think she’s a role model at all… If she had have been, she would have helped me at the time, being a 12-year-old girl who was raped by two guys,” she said.
In a long, emotional interview with The Daily Beast, she accused Clinton of intentionally lying about her in court documents, going to extraordinary lengths to discredit evidence of the rape, and later callously acknowledging and laughing about her attackers’ guilt on the recordings.
“Hillary Clinton took me through Hell,” the victim said.
“You are supposed to be for women? You call that [being] for women, what you done to me? And I hear you on tape laughing.”
“How many other lies has she told to get where she’s at today? If she becomes president, is she gonna be telling the world the truth? No.”
The victim is concerned that speaking out will make her a target for attacks, but she no longer feels she is able to stay silent.
“I’m a little scared of her… When this all comes about, I’m a little worried she might try to hurt me, I hope not,” she said. “They can lie all they want, say all they want, I know what’s true.”
“When I heard that tape I was pretty upset, I went back to the room and was talking to my two cousins and I cried a little bit. I ain’t gonna lie, some of this has got me pretty down,” she said. “But I thought to myself, ‘I’m going to stand up to her. I’m going to stand up for what I’ve got to stand up for, you know?”
“[Clinton] owes me a big apology, [but] I’ll probably never get anything from her.”
This is the woman people want as President of the United States of America?
Mail Online reported that the tape, which Shelton said discredits the notion that Clinton truly cared about protecting young girls, raises new questions that she wants to ask Clinton directly.
‘I heard you on tape laughing,’ said Shelton. ‘I just want to know, you’ve got a daughter and a grandbaby. What happens if that daughter of yours, if that would have been her [who was assaulted at age 12]?’
‘You would have protected her. You don’t know me, so I’m a piece of crap to you,’ added Shelton, who lives in the same small northwest Arkansas town where she was raised by a single mother. ‘Who cares about me, as long as you can win your first case as an attorney?’