US Justice Thomas’ wife calls Anita Hill
An ABC News blog said Mrs. Thomas left a message asking Hill to consider apologizing for “what you did with my husband.”
Hill was the law professor at the center of Clarence Thomas’ 1991 confirmation hearings scandal. She publicly accused him of making sexually inappropriate comments when she was his aide at the Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Thomas blasted the proceedings as “a high-tech lynching.”
“I did place a call to Ms. Hill at her office extending an olive branch to her after all these years, in hopes that we could ultimately get passed (sic) what happened so long ago,” Virginia Thomas said in a statement a spokesperson emailed to Reuters.
“That offer still stands, I would be very happy to meet and talk with her if she would be willing to do the same. Certainly no offense was ever intended.”
ABC reports Hill says “no” to apology and that Brandeis turned the telephone message over to the FBI which isn’t commenting.
Virginia Thomas is a longtime Washington conservative activist, founder of the nonprofit Liberty Central organization and active in the Tea Party movement.
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Rick Wilking (Counsel Charles Ogeltree advises lta Hill during her testimony at Thomas confirmation hearing)