Rumors that Bill Clinton once fathered a child with a prostitute have reemerged, as the now 30-year-old man makes a bid to have the former president recognize him as a son.
Danney Williams, who insists Clinton is his father even though he doesn’t have any conclusive proof, has launched an online campaign to pressure Clinton to take a DNA test.
The 30-year-old’s claims became a talking point in the presidential campaign between Hillary Clinton and Trump after they were reported again by conservative media.
A DNA test reportedly conducted by Star magazine in 1999 said that Danney couldn’t be Clinton’s son but there remain questions about the test’s precision.
Danney’s story first garnered international attention in 1992, as then-Arkansas Gov Clinton was gearing up to run for president.
The Globe interviewed Danney’s mother, a former prostitute named Bobbie Ann Williams, who told the story of how she allegedly met and began a relationship with Clinton in 1984.
She says Clinton went out for a run one day in Little Rock, when he jogged by her housing project and introduced himself to her. She was 24 years old at the time.
A few days later, Clinton allegedly jogged by the housing project again and paid Bobbie $200 for her to have sex with him behind some bushes.
After that, Bobbie says that she and Clinton regularly had sex, sometimes alone, sometimes with other female partners.
Eventually, Bobbie became pregnant and she suspected that it was Clinton’s child.
But when she told the governor, he allegedly laughed in her face.
‘He rubbed my big belly and said, “Girl, that can’t be my baby.” But I knew it was. I just had this kind of woman’s feeling that this was his child.’ Bobbie told The Globe.
She claimed Clinton was the father because her son’s skin tone is light and the then-governor was her only white client at the time.
In 1999 it was reported a DNA test found that Clinton was not Danney’s father.
There have since been claims the test was flawed or didn’t even take place.
Danney, who lists his surname as Williams-Clinton on Facebook, wrote in a recent post:
“My name is Danney Lee Williams, I’m the son of the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton.
“All I want to do is shake my father’s hand. I have requested a DNA test.”