Anita Hill’s testimony during Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings brought widespread attention to the crime of sexual harassment and the traumatic circumstances women can face in the workplace.
It turns out Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas isn’t the only troublemaker in the family. His wife, Virginia, just left an unwelcome voicemail for Anita Hill, soliciting an apology 19 years after Hill accused then-nominee Thomas of behaving very badly.
Professor Hill, who teaches at Brandeis, reported the call to campus security and let ABC News know she had no intention of apologizing. —PZS
“I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband,” Ms Thomas reportedly said.
“So give it some thought and certainly pray about this and come to understand why you did what you did,” ABC News quoted Ms Thomas’ answerphone message as saying.
Ms Hill, a professor at Brandeis University near Boston, reported the recording to the campus public safety office.