1991 Called And It Wants An Apology

“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.”
— Virginia Thomas, right-wing activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, explains why she left a message on Anita Hill’s voicemail asking the Brandeis University professor to “consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband.” In 1991, during Thomas’ confirmation hearings, Hill testified that Thomas had sexually harassed her when she worked under him at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Hill refused to apologize and stands by her statements.