Former president Bill Clinton is facing new sexual harassment accusations from four women
In light of the ongoing sexual harassment and assault allegations against men of power in Hollywood, the spotlight has turned to those in politics. People are insisting on taking action against America's current president, Donald Trump, who has been accused of making unwanted advances by kissing and groping multiple women, as well as making vile jests about grabbing them by their genitalia.
Trump later claimed his "grab them by the p**sy" comment was “locker room talk", and despite the fact that more than ten women have come forward with stories about the president, the White House has denied everything.
The debate is reigniting other stories about former president Bill Clinton, who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
Clinton also had several sexual harassment and rape allegations made against him during his run as president, as well as the decades before, and people are demanding that they are properly looked into now that people are finally taking these allegations seriously.
And now, to put even more pressure on the now 71-year-old, four new women have just come forward claiming they've been sexually assaulted by the former president.
A number of highly placed Democratic Party sources, as well as an official who served in the Clinton and Obama administrations, say these incidents occurred after he left the White House in 2001. The sources gave the explosive information to author Ed Klein, an ex-editor in chief at the New York Times, who has written several books on the Clintons and American politics.
Clinton is now facing new charges, and the attorneys representing the women are coordinating their efforts. They've said they are prepared to file four separate lawsuits against Clinton, and are asking for huge payouts in return for their clients' silence. If they're not given the payouts, the women are ready to take their stories to a press conference.
The allegations regard incidents which are said to have taken place in the early 2000s - around the time when Clinton was hired by playboy billionaire investor, Ron Burkle, to help him generate business. It's said they frequently flew around the world together on a private jet nicknamed "Air F**k One", with a hoard of beautiful young women.
The four women who still remain anonymous were employed by Burkle in low-level positions, and they were in their late teens when allegedly assaulted by the former president.
Clinton's legal team responded to the news by saying: "Obviously, I'm aware of [the allegations] but can't talk about them."
"Bill is distraught at the thought of having to testify and defend himself against sex charges again," said a Democratic Party official, referring to the Lewinsky Scandal of 1998 in which the then 49-year-old President had an extramarital, sexual relationship with 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
He at first denied the affair, before later admitting to having had an inappropriate relationship with Lewinsky. Although consensual, the affair with Lewinsky can still be defined as textbook sexual harassment due to the nature of their power relations as subordinate and person of influence.
Clinton's other alleged sexual assault victims of the past include former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones, who sued Clinton for exposing himself to her when governor in 1991, and White House volunteer Kathleen Willey who said Clinton groped her breasts and forced her to touch his crotch in 1993.
And despite it all, Hillary and Bill remained married, although the source said: "They haven't lived as man and wife for a number of years, mostly due to Bill's running around with other women". Additionally, they said in light of the current political climate, this time Hillary is furious with her husband for getting caught up in yet another sex scandal.
Negotiations between the lawyers and Clinton's legal team are ongoing and are said to have reached a critical stage.