n an interview with The Daily Beast, the victim of Hillary Clinton’s first criminal client, an alleged rapist whom she successfully defended, spoke out against the 2016 hopeful’s women’s rights record.
The victim, whom the Daily Beast did not name, was raped as a 12-year old by two men in an attack that left her in a coma for five days and hospitalized for months afterwards. Clinton, then a 27-year-old attorney in private practice, represented her alleged rapist in court, and reduced his sentence to one year in prison. However, the Free Beacon recently unearthed tapes from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, which houses the Clinton’s document archives, in which Clinton “appears to acknowledge that she was aware of her client’s guilt, brags about successfully getting the only piece of physical evidence thrown out of court, and laughs about it all whimsically.”
It was good practice for her later handling of Monica Lewinsky and the “nuts and sluts” problem.