Hillary Clinton Blames Bill's Mom For His Sex Addiction, New Book Claims

Hillary Clinton Blames Bill's Mom For His Sex Addiction, New Book Claims

By Shawn Dwyer 07/24/14

Journalist Lucinda Franks claims that the former First Lady told her about Bill Clinton being abused by his mother as a child.

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According to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lucinda Franks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once said that she blamed Bill Clinton's abusive mother for his unfaithfulness and sex addiction.

The revelation came about as part of Franks' new memoir, Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me, which is scheduled for release in August 2014. Though the book doesn't have much to do with the Clintons as a whole, there is a section of never reported information stemming from a 1999 interview between Franks and Clinton.

The interview was conducted at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, where Franks claimed that the former First Lady told her that Bill had been abused as a child. “He was abused. When a mother does what she does, it affects you forever,” Franks claimed Clinton said.

However, Clinton never revealed to Franks what type of abuse Bill suffered as a child. “I am not going into it, but I’ll say that when this happens in children, it scars you,” Clinton told Franks. “You keep looking in all the wrong places for the parent who abused you.”

Writing forTalk magazine at the time she spoke to Clinton, Franks declined to publish the quote due to the unrelenting media frenzy surrounding the Lewinsky affair. She did, however, publish the ongoing problems Bill had with his mother and grandmother, and quoted Clinton as experiencing "enormous pain, enormous anger" over her husband's infidelity.

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