Bill Clinton has a sex tape showing him with an underage girl, a new viral video claims in what appears to be a bizarre attempt to smear the former president.
The video, which comes from the hacktivist group Anonymous, claims that there is a "secretly made Israeli intelligence video" that features Clinton with a young teenage girl.
The Bill Clinton sex tape, the video claims, will be released if Clinton's campaign continues to "embroil Donald Trump in her... crimes." With a distorted voice, the masked narrator claims that the video had been suppressed by the mainstream media.
"The entire U.S. presidential election is nearing an explosive crisis over a secretly made Israeli intelligence video recording showing former president Bill Clinton raping a 13-year-old girl that Hillary Clinton has kept hidden from public knowledge with the propaganda mainstream media," the video says.
Though crude in nature, the video threatening the release of the Bill Clinton sex tape has still found a big audience among far-right blogs and Donald Trump supporters. It has garnered close to 25,000 views in less than 24 hours since its release.
The narrator goes on to connect Bill Clinton to billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who has been convicted of sexually assaulting an underage girl and accused by others of running an underage sex ring for the rich and powerful. Bill Clinton traveled on Epstein's jet on a number of occasions.
As the Daily Beast noted earlier this summer, Clinton was even named in some of the accusations against Epstein -- as was Donald Trump.
"But a darker story was going on underneath the glamour. In 2008, Epstein was convicted of soliciting sex from an underage girl and quietly paid settlements to scores of alleged victims who said he serially molested them. But the girls kept coming out of the woodwork—in 2014, another young woman filed a lawsuit claiming that Epstein used her as a sex slave for his powerful friends—and that she'd been at parties on his private island with former President Clinton.
"And just last week, yet another 'Jane Doe' filed a suit in New York accusing Epstein and Donald Trump of raping her at a series of sex parties when she was only 13."
Although there is no evidence to support the rambling allegations in the Anonymous video, it was still treated with some serious reporting. The Independent Journal Review posted an opinion story calling the allegation a "chilling message for the Clinton campaign."
This is not the only shadowy rumor about Bill Clinton making the rounds this presidential election. In past months, news outlets have latched onto an Arkansas man named Danny Williams, who claims that he is Clinton's illegitimate son.Williams has been promoting his story via a Facebook page in which he tries to pressure Clinton into acknowledging him.
"My name is Danney Lee Williams, I'm the son of the 42nd President of the United States -Bill Clinton. He abandon me at birth for political gain," Williams wrote, using what appeared to be an alternate spelling of his first name.Danny's mother claimed she met Bill Clinton in 1984 when she was a prostitute working in Little Rock.
Williams has gotten more attention as the campaign has dragged on, even though the media watchdog site Accuracy in Media noted back in 1999 that the man's story had been debunked.
"In reporting that the DNA test had cleared Clinton, The Washington Post gave none of this background. Referring to it as 'a love child story,' it did not reveal that the mother was a black prostitute. It described her claim as 'utterly bogus' and 'slimy.'"
The Clinton campaign has done its part to avoid acknowledging the more fringe conspiracy theories, and along with that strategy has not commented on the alleged Bill Clinton sex tape.
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