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Twist in an old debate twenty -- debate in fact the -- the Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas reaching out to Anita Hill and a voicemail.
Asking her to apologize for accusing Thomas of sexually harassing her.
You remember the allegations -- derailed thomas' confirmation for the High Court -- spark a national debate on workplace harassment.
I have suffered immensely.
As these very serious charges were leveled against me.
I have been racking my brain.
And eating my insides out.
Trying to think.
Of what I could have sent or -- to Anita Hill.
To -- -- to allege.
That I was interested in her in more than a professional way.
That was from 1991.
Those hearings gripped the nation -- -- now in DC good morning Julie.
Why did mrs.
Thomas make this call now do we know that answer.
You know her office has not set anything about the timing of this call when she called Anita Hill at 7:30 in the morning a few Saturdays ago.
Our office does tell us this morning that she was just quote extending an olive branch after all these years in hopes.
That they both could get past what happened so long ago remember and you saw that video.
Virginia Thomas sat behind her husband do it during that dramatic that testimony for her -- -- -- At first she thought about the message what the -- -- turned the tape over to Brandeis campus police where she worked well also tells the New York Times today.
She has no intention of apologizing because her testimony with truthful she says remember.
She accused -- -- Thomas of sexual harassment and at the workplace when she was his assistant at the Education Department.
Making inappropriate sexual comments network now on the voicemail we should just read the transcript so we can all.
Listen to this to -- for ourselves.
A Virginia Thomas says this first identified herself and said I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and years and ask you to consider.
Something I would love you to consider an apology some time and some full explanation of why you did what you did.
With my husband she goes on to say so give it some thought and certainly pray about this and come to understand why you did.
What you did okay have a good day.
And he -- says she's thought about it and she does not intend to apologize she did nothing wrong.
I it is intriguing nineteen years later Julie -- thank you -- -- Washington when there -- developments on that we'll get to on thank you Julie.
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