Clinton 'Oxford Rape'; Website Names Girl 'He Met in a Pub'

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Clinton 'Oxford Rape'; Website Names Girl 'He Met in a Pub'


Byline: GEORGE GORDON

BILL Clinton has been accused of raping a 19-year-old girl while he was studying in Britain in the Sixties.

The claim was one of a number of scandals threatening the President last night as Monica Lewin-sky prepared to launch her book about their relationship with a round of TV interviews.

The most serious allegations appear on a Washington website, Capitol Hill Blue.

It names two women said to have been sexually assaulted by Clinton.

The 19-year-old met him in an Oxford pub when he was a Rhodes Scholar in 1969, it said.

A retired State Department employee is quoted as confirming that Clinton raped her.

The former official apparently said: 'There was no doubt in my mind that this woman suffered severe emotional trauma. But we were under tremendous pressure to avoid the embarrassment of having a Rhodes Scholar charged with rape. I filed a report with my superiors and that was the last I heard of it.' Capitol Hill Blue said the woman, who is now married and lives near London, told the website she would not go public with further details.

She then hired a lawyer and changed her phone number.

The woman, who lived in the Oxford area at the time of the alleged attack, is understood to have lived abroad for a number of years, and was married on the Continent.

She most recently had a home in Germany before moving to the London area.

The website quoted the former state employee as saying that in his impression, while at Oxford 'Clinton was more interested in drinking, drugs and sex than studies'.

He added: 'I came away from the incident with the clear impression that this was a young man who was there to party, not study.' Women students who were at

Oxford at the time said Clinton was known for his 'boorish behaviour'. …

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