Anita Hill: 'No Intention of Apologizing' to Clarence Thomas

The Supreme Court justice's wife leaves a message for her husband's one-time accuser

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It has been 19 years since Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her, but it appears Thomas’s wife is still stewing about the claims.

In fact, Virginia Thomas, the CEO of the conservative group Liberty Central, wants an apology from Hill for her testimony before Congress in 1991, when her husband was a Supreme Court justice nominee (by President George H.W. Bush) and Hill claimed, among other things, that he made inappropriate sexual remarks including discussing pornographic movies when she worked for him in a federal job.

“I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband,” Virginia said in a voicemail message to Hill on Oct. 9, according to ABC News, after apparently listening to the message. “So give it some thought and certainly pray about this and come to understand why you did what you did. Okay, have a good day.”

Hill, 54, who currently teaches at Brandeis University, immediately contacted campus police, who, in turn, called the FBI. Hill termed the voicemail message “inappropriate.”

“I have no intention of apologizing because I testified truthfully about my experience and I stand by that testimony,” Hill said in a statement Tuesday.

Clarence Thomas, 62, strongly denied Hill’s accusations, but the allegations jeopardized his nomination and generated a national discussion about sexual harassment in the workplace. Still, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a vote of 52-48, and since March 23, 1991, has sat on the Supreme Court.

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