Alyssa Milano: Bill Clinton should have been investigated for sex claims

Actress and Me Too activist Alyssa Milano said Thursday that Bill Clinton should have faced further scrutiny over sexual misconduct claims against him.

Several women accused the former president, but for the most part, he avoided consequences ― a point often raised by conservatives.

Milano attended the hearing in which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, gave conflicting testimony over an alleged attack at a party when they were in high school. She firmly stands by Ford’s account and opposes Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

So CNN host Chris Cuomo asked the “Charmed” star, “You are a fan of Bill Clinton. Should Kavanaugh receive the same benefit of the doubt?”

See photos of Alyssa Milano's controversial outfit for the Kavanaugh hearings last week:

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Actress Alyssa Milano talks to media before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the US in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. - Washington was bracing Thursday for a charged hearing pitting Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh against his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to detail sexual assault allegations against the judge that could derail his already turbulent confirmation process. (Photo by Erin Schaff / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIN SCHAFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Alyssa Milano speaks to members of the media before the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Chairman�Chuck Grassley�called for a 'safe, comfortable and dignified' hearing Thursday on a sexual assault allegation against�Brett�Kavanaugh�as the panel opened a historic hearing that promises to shape the Supreme Court's future and redefine the 'Me Too' era. Photographer: Michael Reynolds/Pool via Bloomberg
Actress Alyssa Milano (L) hugs US Representative Carolyn Maloney in the hearing room before the start of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's appearance in the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the US, in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. - Washington was bracing Thursday for a charged hearing pitting Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh against his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to detail sexual assault allegations against the judge that could derail his already turbulent confirmation process. (Photo by Tom Williams / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOM WILLIAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Actress Alyssa Milano attends a hearing by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committe that is hearing testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Actress Alyssa Milano talks to media before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo By Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (R) and actress and sexual assault survivor Alyssa Milano are interviewed in the hearing room where Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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“No, and I don’t think Bill Clinton should have gotten that benefit of the doubt, in hindsight,” she answered in the clip above. “I think that as a nation, we were in a different time. I think that women were continually being silenced. And I think we gave him the benefit of the doubt, and we probably should’ve investigated the allegations against him as well.”

“This is not about partisan politics,” she added.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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