Anita Hill: No reason to apologize to Thomas
(The Thomases and Professor Hill. Photo by AP)
Anita Hill said she has no reason to apologize for accusing then-Supreme Court justice nominee Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her, in an issue that Thomas's wife has reopened 19 years after his confirmation hearings.
Virginia Thomas left a voicemail message on Hill's office phone over the weekend, asking her to say she is sorry for the allegations that surfaced at Thomas' confirmation hearings for a seat on the high court bench in 1991.
Hill, now a Brandeis University professor, called the message "inappropriate" and she has no reason to atone.
"I have no intention of apologizing because I testified truthfully about my experience and I stand by that testimony," she said in a statement obtained by NBC News.
This is a creepy story. 19 years later, Ginny Thomas decides to leave such a message on Anita Hill's voicemail? Can you say "Let it go"? Incidentally, I believed Anita Hill in 1991 and I still do. As I recall, others' stories about Clarence Thomas jibed with hers. In any case, it is hard to imagine why Mrs. Thomas thought it a smart idea to dredge all that up again.