RedTracker| Lillian McEwen didn’t decide to write a book about her relationship with Justice Clarence Thomas because Virginia Thomas left a phone message on Anita Hill’s voice mail, asking her to consider apologizing to Thomas for her sexual harassment allegations against him during his confirmation hearings.
Lillian McEwen, the girlfriend and confidante to Justice Thomas, has been writing her memoirs. It does seem that the Virginia Thomas phone call to Anita Hill struck a sour note, given McEwen’s own experiences with Clarence Thomas, which she has now detailed in the Washington Post.
Her words are a bombshell and basically support Anita Hill’s claims and those of several other women, whose complaints about Thomas were passed off by the Judiciary committee. Lillian McEwen was not asked to testify in the hearings, which were confined to the candidate’s professional, not personal, relationships with women.
“He was obsessed with porn,” she (Lillian McEwen) said of Thomas, who is now 63. “He would talk about what he had seen in magazines and films, if there was something worth noting.”
McEwen added that she had no problem with Thomas’s interests, although she found pornography to be “boring.”
According to McEwen, Thomas would also tell her about women he encountered at work. He was partial to women with large breasts, she said. In an instance at work, Thomas was so impressed that he asked one woman her bra size, McEwen recalled him telling her. via Washington Post
In 2007, McEwen, a Howard University Law School graduate retired from a career that included stints as an administrative law judge for both the Social Security Administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission. She also had turns as a law professor and a private attorney — all after her work as a federal prosecutor and Senate Judiciary Committee lawyer.