How Hillary Clinton Grappled With Bill Clinton’s Infidelity, and His Accusers, Dance teacher Grant Davies sentenced to at least 18 years in jail

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How Hillary Clinton Grappled With Bill Clinton’s Infidelity, and His Accusers
“But privately, she embraced the Clinton campaign’s aggressive strategy of counterattack: Women who claimed to have had sexual encounters with Mr. Clinton would become targets of digging and discrediting — tactics that women’s rights advocates frequently denounce. The campaign hired a private investigator with a bare-knuckles reputation who embarked on a mission, as he put it in a memo, to impugn Ms. Flowers’s “character and veracity until she is destroyed beyond all recognition.”

Dance teacher Grant Davies sentenced to at least 18 years in jail
“pleaded guilty to 47 child sex abuse offences against students ranging in age from nine to 14.”

How Hillary Clinton Grappled With Bill Clinton’s Infidelity, and His Accusers

By MEGAN TWOHEY OCT. 2, 2016

…..But privately, she embraced the Clinton campaign’s aggressive strategy of counterattack: Women who claimed to have had sexual encounters with Mr. Clinton would become targets of digging and discrediting — tactics that women’s rights advocates frequently denounce.

The campaign hired a private investigator with a bare-knuckles reputation who embarked on a mission, as he put it in a memo, to impugn Ms. Flowers’s “character and veracity until she is destroyed beyond all recognition.”

In a pattern that would later be repeated with other women, the investigator’s staff scoured Arkansas and beyond, collecting disparaging accounts from ex-boyfriends, employers and others who claimed to know Ms. Flowers, accounts that the campaign then disseminated to the news media.

By the time Mr. Clinton finally admitted to “sexual relations” with Ms. Flowers, years later, Clinton aides had used stories collected by the private investigator to brand her as a “bimbo” and a “pathological liar.”

Mrs. Clinton’s level of involvement in that effort, as described in interviews, internal campaign records and archives, is still the subject of debate. By some accounts, she gave the green light and was a motivating force; by others, her support was no more than tacit assent….

Weeks later, their first taste of trouble came in a Penthouse magazine story by a rock groupie named Connie Hamzy, who claimed Mr. Clinton had once propositioned her at a hotel in Little Rock, Ark.

Mr. Clinton brushed off the story, saying that Ms. Hamzy had made a sexual advance toward him, George Stephanopoulos, the communications director of the 1992 campaign, recalled in his book, “All Too Human.”

But Mrs. Clinton demanded action.

“We have to destroy her story,” she said, according to Mr. Stephanopoulos.

In what became a common tactic, affidavits were collected, from an aide and two others who stated that they were with Mr. Clinton at the hotel and that Ms. Hamzy’s story was false. (Contacted recently, Ms. Hamzy said she stood by her account.)….

Mrs. Clinton herself took aim at Ms. Flowers in a June 1992 appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” better remembered for Mr. Clinton’s saxophone playing. Mr. Hall asked Mrs. Clinton about Ms. Flowers: “You know what her problem is?”

“She’s got lots of problems,” Mrs. Clinton said.

Ms. Flowers denied the accusations about her, calling the suicide story, in particular, “false and cruel.”

Mr. Clinton later admitted, during a deposition in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case, that he had sex with Ms. Flowers once.

“You’ve got to believe that Hillary Clinton wanted to protect her husband and thought he was being unfairly charged,” Mr. Kantor said. “Does she know more today than she did then? Of course.”

Gloria Allred, a well-known women’s rights lawyer who was a convention delegate for Mrs. Clinton, said that digging up a woman’s sexual past was a classic shaming strategy.

“Most people are not nuns, and most people aren’t Girl Scouts,” Ms. Allred said. “That doesn’t mean they’re not telling the truth.”…
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/03/us/politics/hillary-bill-clinton-women.html


Dance teacher Grant Davies sentenced to at least 18 years in jail
October 21, 2016
WARNING: Graphic details

SYDNEY dance teacher Grant Davies has been sentenced to at least 18 years’ jail over his more than a decade long abuse of students.

Davies was arrested in May 2013 and pleaded guilty to 47 child sex abuse offences against students ranging in age from nine to 14. His sentencing was delayed in February this year for psychiatric evaluation.

Davies was the director of the now-defunct RG Dance studios in Chiswick, in Sydney’s inner west, and trained performers for hit productions, including Billy Elliot.

Earlier this year, the Child Abuse Royal Commission heard from the parents of a student who said she was asked to masturbate in front of Davies and was abused from the age of nine….
Davies allegedly told the father: “I’ve done something terrible. I’ve really made a mistake. I’m so sorry, I may need to get help.”

Last year a woman who took sexually explicit photos of her daughters for Davies was sentenced to at least 18 months in jail.

The woman, who cannot be named, took at least 100 photos and two videos of her children. Some showed them performing sexually explicit acts. Many of them showed the girls, who were aged under 14 at the time, naked in their bedroom or bathroom.

At the mother’s sentencing hearing, her husband described the dance studio as cult-like, and said his wife acted as if she was “under a spell”….

The woman pleaded guilty to two counts of using a child under the age of 14 for the production of child abuse material and two counts of disseminating child abuse material.
http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/dance-teacher-grant-davies-sentenced-to-at-least-18-years-in-jail/news-story/737f4428e7337be8d57bc7673f3e89b8

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