SCOTUS Judge wife asks accuser to apologize to her husband

SCOTUS Judge wife asks accuser to apologize to her husband
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POSTED: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 2:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 2:02am

WASHINGTON (AP) - The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is asking Anita Hill to apologize for accusing her husband of sexually harassing her.

Mrs. Thomas left a message on Hill's answering machine over the weekend.  The incident allegedly took place 19 years ago when Hill made the accusation during the justice's confirmation hearing.

Virginia Thomas calls the message "an olive branch."

But Hill calls it "inappropriate."  She says she has "no intention of apologizing" and stands by her testimony.  Hill worked for Thomas before he was nominated to the high court.

Thomas says she did not intend to offend Hill, and had hoped that they could get past something that happened long ago.

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