A year after the Monica Lewinsky scandal shook the presidency, Hillary Clinton told an interviewer that Bill Clinton’s mother abused him and caused his sex addiction, an explosive new book claims.
The comments were made to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lucinda Franks in a 1999 interview — and Franks admits in her new memoir that she watered them down for publication.
The Daily News obtained galleys of the memoir, due out next month, in which Franks — the wife of former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau — reveals that she published only part of the interview in her story for Tina Brown’s short-lived Talk magazine and focused on the conflict between the President’s mother and grandmother rather than the abuse itself.
In her book, Franks recounts the comments she earlier suppressed — in which Hillary Clinton blames Bill’s mother Virginia Kelley for ruining her son’s childhood.
She was a “doozy,” Hillary said, according to the book. . .