It has come to light that just one year after the Monica Lewinsky affair with Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton allegedly told an interviewer named Lucinda Franks that her husband had the affair due to abuse he suffered as a child from his mother, which caused him to be addicted to sex.
Franks now admits that she watered down Clinton’s comments back then in order to make them more palatable for the publication she was writing for.
The New York Daily News obtained the notes from Franks’ memoir, which is due for publication next month as a book, in which Franks confirms that she only published a few of Hilary Clinton’s comments.
Apparently Hilary told Franks that Bill Clinton’s mother abused him as a child, and her action caused her husband to be obsessed with sex as an adult.
His mother, Virginia Kelley, was married to Bill’s alcoholic and abusive stepfather, Roger Clinton, and she apparently physically abused Bill Clinton as a child “in ways you wouldn’t believe,” the then-First Lady continued, according to Franks.
Hilary Clinton allegedly said in the interview: “He was abused. When a mother does what she does, it affects you forever.”
Clinton didn’t go into specific details about the type of abuse her husband suffered at the hands of his mother saying:
“I am not going into it, but I’ll say that when this happens in children, it scars you. You keep looking in all the wrong places for the parent who abused you.”
The original interview with Hilary Clinton, back in 1999, offered only a hazy picture of what life was like for Bill Clinton as a child, referring to an “abusive atmosphere” but not much more.
Hilary Clinton was quoted as saying:
“He was so young, barely 4, when he was scarred by abuse and he can’t even take it out and look at it. There was terrible conflict between his mother and grandmother. A psychologist once told me that for a boy, being in the middle of a conflict between two women is the worst possible situation. There is always a desire to please each one,” she said.