WATCH: Anita Hill Testimony Against Clarence Thomas Nomination Video

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Today, Christine Ford is testifying about allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. But this isn’t the first time in recent history that a woman has testified about a Supreme Court justice nominee. In 1991, Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment and testified about her allegations publicly.

You can watch Hill’s opening statement below.

October 11, 1991: Anita Hill Full Opening Statement (C-SPAN)The Senate Judiciary Committee called University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill to testify about her claim of sexual harassment against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Full video of hearing here:

Watch her full testimony in the two videos below.

Anita Hill Testimony Clarence Thomas Second Hearing Day 1 1991) (1 2)welcome like and subscribe to my channel for more vidéo !2013-11-08T21:47:29.000Z

Anita Hill Testimony: Clarence Thomas Second Hearing Day 1 (1991)Anita Faye Hill (born July 30, 1956) is an American attorney and academic, currently a professor of social policy, law and women's studies at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management. More: Thomas was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by then-President George H. W. Bush, a position that required Senate hearings…2013-05-01T11:30:10.000Z

Thomas had been her supervisor at the United States Department of Education, and he was nominated by Geoge H.W. Bush — and ultimately confirmed. There had been little opposition to Thomas until a private interview between Hill and the FBI was leaked to the press. In October 1991, she testified in publicly testified hearings that she had been sexually harassed. She said he had asked her out repeatedly, she refused, and then he discussed sexual subjects with her at work, including talking about his own anatomy.

Orrin Hatch implied that Hill was working with lawyers and interest groups to destroy Thomas’ chance at a nomination. And Thomas said he considered Hill a friend, and her allegations were hurtful and he no longer believed things would work out just because he did his best. Hill passed a polygraph test, but Thomas did not take one. Meanwhile, Hill’s credibility was also questioned.

Thomas was ultimately confirmed.

Vice put together a video of the most outrageous questions that Senators asked Hill. You can watch it below.

Watch The Most Outrageous Questions Senators Asked Anita Hill In 1991As Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulting her at a party in the '80s, Washington watchers are looking back for context to the 1991 hearings where Anita Hill testified that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her in the workplace. Hill…2018-09-21T18:21:53.000Z

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