A woman who claims Bill Clinton raped her is furious that MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell referred to the charge as "discredited."
"I look forward to [Andrea's] explanation exactly how I was discredited. Should be interesting," former Arkansas nursing home administrator Juanita Broaddrick said Thursday on Twitter. "[Andrea] Mitchell is Clinton lapdog, angry I exposed her bias to Clinton's."
Broaddrick maintains Clinton raped her in a hotel room in 1978.
Her story didn't surface until the final weeks of the 1992 presidential election, where the country's leading newsrooms, including the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, ignored it.
Later, when the Monica Lewinsky affair hit the White House in 1998, Broaddrick's story resurfaced. Though she signed a sworn affidavit that year denying her claim against Clinton, she later denied the denial.
Broaddrick then restated her story in an NBC News interview taped on Jan. 20, 1999, one day after the president was impeached over the Lewinsky scandal. NBC held onto the interview for 35 days, and aired it shortly after Clinton was acquitted.
Broaddrick has since maintained she was sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton.
On Jan. 6, 2016, months after Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign, the alleged rape victim repeated her charge against the former president.
"I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73," she said on social media. "It never goes away."
Somewhere between the rape accusation first appearing in 1992 and the former nursing home administrator repeating the claim as recently as January, MSNBC's Mitchell believes the story became "discredited."
Mitchell's remarks came in response to presumed GOP nominee Donald Trump referring to the Broaddrick scandal in an interview Wednesday evening.
"Donald Trump using [the word rape] unprompted, during an interview last night with Fox News' Sean Hannity," the MSNBC reporter said Thursday morning as she reported from the "Today" show. "Bringing up a discredited and long-denied accusation against former president Bill Clinton, dating back to 1978 when he was Arkansas Attorney General."
But the former NBC News investigative reporter who first interviewed the alleged victim back in the late 1990s sees things differently
"[N]othing has come up since that story was reported that in any way undercuts what Juanita Broaddrick said," Lisa Myers said in a 2014 interview.
The former president has denied the rape accusation. He was never charged.