October 19th, 2010
10:29 PM ET

Clarence Thomas' wife asks Anita Hill for an apology

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Tuesday that she reached out to Anita Hill, whose accusations of sexual harassment almost derailed Thomas' high court nomination 19 years ago.

In a statement to CNN, Virginia "Ginni" Thomas said: "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 what happened so long ago. 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."

Hill, a law professor at Brandeis University, turned the message over to campus security, a university spokesman said.

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  1. ginger ale

    Anita hill wouldn't have made her accusations If he hadnt done SOMEtHING inapproprite, whatever it was. He is the one who should apologize 4 whatever it was. Victims shouldn't be victimized twice and both clarence and wife should know that and be respectful. He should 'fess up' after all these years since it is obviously still bothering his loved one, his wife, and just move on. Anita hill owes no comment or apology. He should just own up. It has been a lotta years.

    October 20, 2010 at 2:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. pw

    Anita Hill apologize to Clarence Thomas; you got to be kidding me.

    October 20, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. phil

    That would be like one of "South Park's" girls apologizing to Token for getting pee on her lunchbox.

    October 20, 2010 at 7:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. stacey

    I believed Anita then and I agree with her now. Why should apologize for telling the truth; she was the victim here.Turning the message over to campus security was the right thing to do because that's harrassment and we already know that this family has a history of twisting the truth. Once bitten twice shy.Stand your ground Anita we support you.

    October 20, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. stacey

    I believed Anita then and I agree with her now. Why should she apologize for telling the truth; she was the victim here.Turning the message over to campus security was the right thing to do because that's harrassment and we already know that this family has a history of twisting the truth. Once bitten twice shy.Stand your ground Anita we support you.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. k

    sounds like maybe the thomas family are having marital issues? why now? Personal or political? Long dong silver away!!! He is the least qualified supreme court judge EVER! hes not there because of his credentials, and yeah i believe hill, wonder what/ who the judge is hairassin now. shes grabbing at straws (mrs. thomas), sorry but yes, your husbands a piece of shat.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. class

    why now?

    October 20, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. pinkette

    You may all recall that Anita took a lie detector test and passed it. Clarence Thomas refused to answer questions about his actions toward Anita under a lie detector test. Anita should have called "Ginnie" back and said "I passed a lie detector test, your husband refused to take one...please have him apologize to me."

    October 20, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. phil

    Judge Thomas should take a lie detector test.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. phil

    Why is it we never see judges, lawyers, district attorneys, even doctors...never being submitted to the same lie detectors used on US ?

    October 20, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. duke

    His wife just want publicity for her Republican think tank,
    Clarence Thomas=Uncle Ruckus!!

    October 20, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. pinkette

    On second thought, I think Anita should meet privately with Ginnie Thomas. Like many wives who have cheating husbands, Ginnie wants to talk to the other women. Yes, I know that Clarence didn't actually cheat, but he was inappropriate with another women. Ginnie is having doubts about her husbands story and wants to meet with Anita. I think Anita should meet with her privately...women to women.

    October 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Michelle

    20 years is a LONG time to have passed to be bringing this crap up. She hasn't moved on? Jeez...get a life and have some personal pride and self respect Mrs. Thomas!

    October 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. The Anti-Hoff

    The 3 of them should get together, get a few drinks, and just get the 3-way out of the way so they can move on.
    Allll Riggghhhhht

    October 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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