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Clinton Apology No Longer Important, Paula Jones Says

Associated Press
Sunday, November 22, 1998; Page A28

LOS ANGELES—Paula Jones said Friday that she no longer wants an apology from President Clinton now that her sexual harassment lawsuit against him is settled.

"I wouldn't want an apology from him any more," she said during taping of a "Roseanne" program. "It's empty. It doesn't mean anything any more. Because he doesn't mean it. It doesn't come from his heart."

The interview was taped a week after Clinton agreed to pay Jones $850,000 to drop her lawsuit and end the legal battle that led to impeachment hearings against the president. The settlement did not include the apology Jones sought when she filed her lawsuit four years ago.

Clinton has denied her accusation that he demanded oral sex from her in a Little Rock hotel room; her lawsuit was dismissed last spring. An appeal was pending when the settlement was reached.

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