Clarence Thomas' ex-girlfriend claims he wanted threesomes with his colleagues

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Clarence Thomas' Ex-Girlfriend: We Had Threesomes With His Colleagues

A former girlfriend has made extraordinary claims about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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Lillian McEwen, a retired federal prosecutor, dated Thomas for seven years. She spoke to INSIDE EDITION ahead of the new HBO movie Confirmation, which tells the story of Thomas' scandal-plagued nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"We had a relationship that included threesomes," McEwen said. "He recruited women that he worked with for participation in those threesomes."

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In 1991, law professor Anita Hill's allegations that Thomas sexually harassed her when she worked as his assistant threatened to derail his nomination.

Thomas denied her allegations and ended up being confirmed by the senate 52 to 48 and is still on the court today as a steady voice of conservatism.

McEwen told IE that she believes Anita Hill is "a woman scorned." She added: "She didn't tell the truth and he didn't tell the truth either."

She recently wrote a book D.C. Unmasked and Undressed.

In a bizarre footnote to the story, in 2010, 19 years after the hearings, Anita Hill got a voicemail from Thomas' wife, Virginia, on her office phone at Brandeis University where Hill is a professor.

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"Good morning, Anita Hill, its Ginni Thomas. I just wanted to reach across the airways and the years," the message said. "I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband."

Hill told CBS This Morning that when she initially heard the message she thought it was a prank phone call.

"I couldn't believe that the wife of a Supreme Court Justice would be calling me," she said.

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10: US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas raises his right hand as he is sworn in, 10 September 1991, during confirmation hearings before the US Senate Judiciary Committee, in Washington D.C.. US law professor Anita Hill filed sexual harassment charges against US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. (Photo credit should read J. DAVID AKE/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: THOMAS CONFIRMATION HEARING--U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas tesifies during his hearing before Senate Judiciary. (Photo by Michael Jenkins/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JUNE 18: (EXCLUSIVE, NO U.S. TABLOID SALES, BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas poses for a portrait in his chambers at the Supreme Court June 18, 2002 in Washington, DC. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States pose for an official photo, 05 December 2003 at the Supreme Court in Washigton DC. L-R seated Associate Justices Antonin Scalia, and John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Associate Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, and Anthony Kennedy. L-R standing: Associate Justices Ruth Ginsburg, David H. Souter, Clarence Thomas, and Stephen G. Breyer. AFP PHOTO/Joyce NALTCHAYAN (Photo credit should read JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appears before the House Appropriations Committee in Washington, DC, March 17, 2004 to discuss the Fiscal Year 2005 budget. (Photo by Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 12: Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, right, and Anthony Kennedy appear before a hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee, to discuss the FY 2006 budget for the Supreme Court. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 01: Associate Justice's of the U.S Supreme Court, Justice David H. Souter (L), Clarence Thomas (2nd-L), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2nd-R) and Stephen G. Breyer (R) attend the swearing in ceremony for Samual Alitod in the East Room at the White House February 1, 2006 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Senate voted in favor of Alito 58-42, mostly along party lines, on January 31. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - MARCH 08: U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas winces at a joke about baseball told between members of the House Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee while he testified before the subcommittee on Capitol Hill March 8, 2007 in Washington, DC. Thomas and fellow Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke about concerns with the ongoing remodeling of the court building, the reduction of paperwork due to electronic media and the disparity of pay between federal judges and lawyers working in the private sector. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The Justices of the US Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on October 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Front row (L-R): Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Back Row (L-R): Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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