Declaration of Gennifer G. Flowers
Following is the full text of the declaration of Gennifer Flowers executed on March 12, 1998. It was released on March 13 by Paula Jones's lawyers, as part of their opposition to the Clinton legal team's Feb. 17 motion for summary judgement.
My name is Gennifer G. Flowers. I am over twenty-one years of age and I am fully competent to make this declaration.
1. I met Bill Clinton in 1977 while I was working as a news reporter for KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas. Shortly after we met, we began a sexual relationship that lasted for twelve years.
2. In the late 1970's I moved away from Little Rock, living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Branson, Missouri and Dallas, Texas. Bill Clinton and I maintained our relationship during this time. I returned to Little Rock in the mid-1980's. We discussed my return to Little Rock and he indicated that he wanted to see me and continue our personal relationship. He encouraged me to come back and advised me to move into Quapaw Tower, a high-rise apartment building located in Little Rock. He told me that he had aides in the building and that it wouldn't be so noticeable for him to come to that building to visit me. Chris Burrows, an employee of the State of Arkansas lived in the building.
3. Once I moved to the Quapaw Tower in Little Rock we continued our personal relationship on a more regular basis. Arkansas security officers assigned to the Governor's Office drove Bill to the building and waited for him while he visited me. Bill's visits were observed by and talked about by a watchman employed by Quapaw Tower, which upset Bill as he intensely verbalized in my tape-recorded conversation with him of December 1990. John Kauffman, manager of Quapaw Tower witnessed Bill's visits to my apartment and complained about his car and driver parking in the building's unloading zone for hours at a time.
4. Bill Clinton also instructed me to call either Larry Patterson or Roger Perry in order to communicate. He told me that he felt that he could trust them, and they were people that would help us communicate when necessary.
5. In early 1990 I told Bill Clinton that I wanted a job with the state. Bill Clinton told me to contact his assistant Judy Gaddy who would assist me with the application for employment. I met with Judy Gaddy in her office and she provided me with the details of what needed to be on the application. Judy Gaddy also told me to contact Clara Clark who set up a job interview for me. I was eventually employed by the state as an administrative assistant for the Arkansas Appeal Tribunal.
6. Shortly after I was employed by the state, another woman who had applied for my job filed a grievance or some sort of complaint in which she alleged that she was more qualified and implied that the only reason I got the job was because I had had an affair with Bill Clinton. I was called to testify before a panel in connection with this proceeding. When I learned that I would have to testify, I did not know what to do, so I called Bill Clinton. I told him that I had been called to testify and asked what I should say. He told me to deny that we had ever had an affair. During the proceeding, when questions came up about my relationship to Bill, Don Barnes, his appointee and head of the commission, stopped the questioning.
7. On several occasions, I discussed with Bill Clinton the subject of inquiries by the media about our relationship. He told me to continue to deny our relationship, that if we would stick together, everything would be okay. In one conversation which occurred while Bill Clinton was running for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1991, we were discussing media coverage of Larry Nichols' lawsuit and the women who were alleged in the complaint in that lawsuit to have had affairs with Bill Clinton. In that context he said: "...if all the people who are named [in the Nichols lawsuit] deny it. That's all, I mean, I expect them to look into it and interview you and everything, uh, but I just think that if everybody is on the record denying it, you got no problem."
8. The conversations in this Declaration also refer to the tape-recorded conversations I had with Bill Clinton in 1990 and 1991. Those recordings were not altered or "doctored" in any manner.
I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
Executed on March 12, 1998
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