Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas acknowledges that she made a call to Anita Hill‘s office at Brandeis University last weekend.

An ABC News blog said Mrs. Thomas left a message asking Hill to consider apologizing for “what you did with my husband.”anita

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.”