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    WASHINGTON — Nearly 20 years after Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his contentious Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Justice Thomas’s wife has called Ms. Hill, seeking an apology.

    In a voice mail message left at 7:31 a.m. on Oct. 9, a Saturday, Virginia Thomas asked her husband’s former aide-turned-adversary to make amends. Ms. Hill played the recording, from her voice mail at Brandeis University, for The New York Times.

    “Good morning Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas,” it said. “I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband.”

    Ms. Thomas went on: “So give it some thought. And certainly pray about this and hope that one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. O.K., have a good day.”

    Ms. Hill, in an interview, said she had kept the message for nearly a week trying to decide whether the caller really was Ms. Thomas or a prankster. Unsure, she said, she decided to turn it over to the Brandeis campus police with a request to convey it the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    “I thought it was certainly inappropriate,” Ms. Hill said. “It came in at 7:30 a.m. on my office phone from somebody I didn’t know, and she is asking for an apology. It was not invited. There was no background for it.”

    In a statement conveyed through a publicist, Ms. Thomas confirmed leaving the message, which she portrayed as a peacemaking gesture. She did not explain its timing.

    “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 past what happened so long ago,” she said. “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.”

    In response to Ms. Thomas’s statement, Ms. Hill said that she had testified truthfully about her experiences with the future Justice Thomas and that she had nothing to apologize for.

    “I appreciate that no offense was intended, but she can’t ask for an apology without suggesting that I did something wrong, and that is offensive,” Ms. Hill said.

    Andrew Gully, senior vice president of the Brandeis communications office, said Ms. Hill turned the message over to the campus police on Monday.

    Ms. Thomas, 53, has long been active in conservative circles in Washington. In the past year she has become more prominent as the founder of a new nonprofit activist group, Liberty Central, which is dedicated to opposing what she has characterized as the leftist “tyranny” of the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats. The group has drawn scrutiny in part because of the unusual circumstance of a spouse of a sitting Supreme Court justice drawing a salary from a group financed by anonymous donors.

    Ms. Hill, 54, is a professor of social policy, law and women’s studies at Brandeis. In 1991, she was at the center of a confrontation that deeply divided the country and prompted a national debate about sexual behavior in the workplace.

    Ms. Hill had been an aide to Mr. Thomas at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. President George Bush nominated Mr. Thomas to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Thurgood Marshall.

    In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ms. Hill claimed that Mr. Thomas had repeatedly made inappropriate sexual comments to her in the workplace, including descriptions of pornographic films. Mr. Thomas denied the allegations and called them “a high-tech lynching.”

    In her 1998 book “Speaking Truth to Power,” Ms. Hill noted that she had been accused of harboring a romantic interest in Justice Thomas by his wife. “Virginia Thomas and I have never met,” Ms. Hill wrote. “And one can imagine that she is guided by her own romantic interest in her husband when she assumes that other women find him attractive as well.”

    Justice Thomas weighed in with his own autobiography in 2007, “My Grandfather’s Son, ” referring to Ms. Hill as “my most traitorous adversary” and asserting that liberal advocacy groups stooped to “the age-old blunt instrument of accusing a black man of sexual misconduct” to block his ascent because of his conservative views.

    Ms. Hill said she had a previous but indirect interaction with Ms. Thomas. After Justice Thomas’s book was published, she said, Ms. Thomas told an interviewer that Ms. Hill should apologize. In response, Ms. Hill gave an interview reiterating that she had nothing to apologize for.

    “I thought that was enough then to end it, but apparently it was not,” Ms. Hill said.



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    “I appreciate that no offense was intended, but she can’t ask for an apology without suggesting that I did something wrong, and that is offensive,” Ms. Hill said.
    And that's really it. You can't call someone asking for an apology and call it "extending an olive branch." Mrs. Thomas sounds about as passive-aggressive as they come.

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    I was flabbergasted when I read this this morning. This woman is obviously completely delusional if she believes her husband's version of events and thinks it was all a smear campaign.
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    Dear Mrs. Thomas:

    I am very sorry that your husband is a slimy pig. I have prayed about it and the Lord told me to tell you to go fuck yourself. Now piss off you sad twat.

    Sincerely,
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    lol why now?
    i suspect mrs. thomas got hammered over the weekend and drunk-dialled anita.
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    Unbelievable. She must be delusional. Either that, or like Sput said; drunk dialed.
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    Team Anita!


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    Wondering if something else is about to break about this after all these years - like what I haven't a clue, but this is a little too random. It's not like the guy didn't get confirmed or hasn't had a nice comfy Supreme Court Judge career all this time. So - why now?
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    In a statement conveyed through a publicist, Ms. Thomas confirmed leaving the message, which she portrayed as a peacemaking gesture. She did not explain its timing.

    She has a publicist and wouldn't confirm the timing. Something is definitely up.
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    BITCH, PLEASE.

    A couple of weeks ago I read an article online about Mrs. Thomas. Apparently she is a tea partier and quite a popular speaker. I started to get some nut-job vibes from her then, and this just confirms it.

    It made me laugh because I wonder if the other SC justices, even the conservatives ones, avoid CT (almost spells 'cunt,' is that a coincidence) and his wife because of the crazy fumes coming off her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    lol why now?
    i suspect mrs. thomas got hammered over the weekend and drunk-dialled anita.
    Those were my exact thoughts too. She was bombed, or still drunk from the night before and did this.....

    But WHY NOW??? WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Dear Mrs. Thomas:

    I am very sorry that your husband is a slimy pig. I have prayed about it and the Lord told me to tell you to go fuck yourself. Now piss off you sad twat.

    Sincerely,
    Anita Hill
    LOL! Excellent.

    Yeah sounds like a case of drunk dialing. You'd think she'd be over it by now though.


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    I watched every day of that proceeding, and Anita Hill was not lying. Why of earth would she face all that public humiliation and stupid old men questioning? Because she was honest. She had such dignity and beauty. Grace under pressure.
    As far as Mrs. Thomas, her stupidity knows no bounds. I'll bet ol' Clarence nearly had a coronary over this. The only fun part is imagining his horror when he found out what his wife had done.
    All of this had receded. Now, it will be on Nightly News..she (Anita) ought to sue their asses.
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    Ugh, I remember the proceedings, major water-cooler conversation for weeks. People got into heated arguments re. whether she was lying, he was lying, the pubic hair, etc. Fun times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    She has a publicist and wouldn't confirm the timing. Something is definitely up.
    This. There must be a book or something coming out from Mrs. Thomas. If not, how totally random ... makes no sense. And I agree that if she were to apologize, it would mean she did something wrong .... and I completely believed her then and still do.

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