- Danney Williams, 30, claims he is the biological son of former President Bill Clinton
- ‘I read history. This goes back to the slave owners when they have a child with one of their slaves and their wives try to have them banished’
- He pleads with Bill and Hillary to accept him into the fold
- ‘Hillary, please do not deny I exist, I am your stepson. Chelsea is my sister and Bill is my father’
- Rumors about Danney’s paternity surfaced not long after his birth in 1985, when Clinton was still governor of Arkansas
- Danney’s mother Bobbie Anne Williams, who was a prostitute, says she is certain Clinton is the father since he was her only white client at the time
- In December, Danney set up a new Facebook page, reiterating his claim that he is Clinton’s son
- The Clinton campaign refused to comment on the claims
The man claiming to be Bill Clinton’s abandoned son broke his long silence on Tuesday by likening the former first family’s treatment of him to slave owners.
And Danney Williams pleaded with the former president and his wife, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, finally to accept him into their family.
‘I read history. This goes back to the slave owners when they have a child with one of their slaves and their wives try to have them banished off the plantation,’ he said in a YouTube video.
‘What century is this? It just wasn’t right.’
Williams said he desperately wants to meet Bill Clinton. ‘Like any child, I want to know my dad and I want him to know me,’ he said in the nine-minute tape.
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Danney Williams (left) claims he is the biological son of former President Bill Clinton
Danney’s mother, Bobbie Anne Williams (right), says Bill Clinton paid her for sex on several occasions in 1984, around the time she became pregnant. When she gave birth to her son, she says she knew it was Clinton’s because of her son’s light skin tone. Bobbie claims Clinton was the only white client she had at the time
In 1999, the Drudge Report published a story claiming that Star magazine had conducted a DNA test and found that the two were not related, but Danney says there never was a DNA test
‘I am his only son in the world and he’s my only dad. We have to come together, we have to.’
Williams has long claimed that his prostitute mother met Clinton when she was working on the streets of Little Rock, Arkansas. He claims she told him they had sex 13 times. But all attempts to get him to speak publicly have failed until now.
Williams, 30, a father of five, contrasts his hardscrabble upbringing with that of Chelsea Clinton, who he calls his sister.
‘Hillary, please do not deny I exist, I am your stepson. Chelsea is my sister and Bill is my father’
‘In 1995 when my father was president of the United States, the state of Arkansas put us in foster care,’ he says in the nine-minute video. ‘I lived in foster homes.
‘It made me feel horrible because I know his child, Chelsea, was well taken care of and we was house-to-house, hungry at nights.’ He said he dropped out of school in 11th grade to work in a donut shop to support his brothers and sisters.
‘To know that my father was the president, it hurts. Try to imagine that your own father refused to love you, refused to say that you exist. Knowing who my father was and he was so close, yet so far away made my part unbearable.’
In a separate statement Williams denied he was coming forward now for political reasons. ‘This is not about politics or money,’ he said. For me, it is about finding the truth and understanding finally who I am and where I came from.
Williams claims in the video that it was common knowledge around Arkansas that he was Clinton’s child. ‘Everywhere I went, they pointed out: ‘It’s Bill Clinton’s son right there. You look like him, don’t you? The ears, the mouth, the chin, the teeth, the eyes, the nose.
In December, Danney started a Facebook page under the name Danney Williams-Clinton, and has been posting several comparison shots between himself and Clinton in order to show a resemblance
Danney’s mother claims Clinton laughed at her when she told him that she believed her son was his
‘I see him in me. You can see a black Bill Clinton. When I’m brushing my hair I can see Bill Clinton with waves in his hair.
‘I always feel bad about him not wanting to be in my life,’ he added. ‘Was it because I was black? Was there something wrong with me? Why do you not want to be a part of me? It made me even think sometimes of suicide.
Williams was brought up by his aunt Lucille Bolton, because his mother was constantly in and out of prison when he was growing up. Bolton also appears in the video.
She said that Danney’s mother, Bobbi Anne Williams, told her she was pregnant with Clinton’s child months before he was born.
Bolton said she once took Danney to the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock in a bid to confront the Clintons but they were chased off the grounds. ‘There was a car coming out of the front gate, right. When the gate swings open, I ran up in there and ran behind the gate.
‘When I got to the door, I asked for (Hillary) and the door was slammed in my face.’
Williams claims in the video that it was common knowledge around Arkansas that he was Clinton’s child. ‘Everywhere I went, they pointed out: ‘It’s Bill Clinton’s son right there. You look like him, don’t you? The ears, the mouth, the chin, the teeth, the eyes, the nose’
She said ‘two big old guys’ came from round the side of the mansion. ‘I went running and jumped a fence, got the hell out of there,’ she said.
At one point in the video Williams said he got no help from the Clintons during his upbringing, but at another he says his mother regularly got ‘seven $100 bills’ placed in her mailbox and he received Christmas presents from the former first family.
‘They were delivered to my home by state troopers. So I felt he was trying to be a part of my life. And then when he became president, everything stopped.’
He said that in 1999 the tabloid magazine Star published a report saying that he had failed a DNA test, but he says no such test was ever taken. ‘I would love a DNA test to be done,’ he said.
Williams claimed to have had several near-miss attempts to speak to the Clintons. He once went to hear a speech Bill was giving at his presidential library in Little Rock but arrived too late. Just this year during a campaign stop he said he sat front and center as Hillary spoke, but she left immediately afterwards so he didn’t get a chance to speak to her.
‘I put myself right in front of the podium where she spoke. She was looking right at me — eye contact. I was thinking she knew who I was.’
What made it even more galling was the fact she spoke about meeting members of the Black Lives Matter movement and how she felt for them.
‘It made me wonder. She says black lives matter, so why I don’t matter to her?
Williams said he has told his children that their grandfather was once president. ‘They’re amazed by it. They’re like “No. Is it for real?” I tell them yes, he is my father and I will make sure you get to meet him one day.’
Turning to the camera he pleaded with Hillary Clinton to stop ignoring him.
‘Hillary, please do not deny I exist, I am your stepson. Chelsea is my sister and Bill is my father.’
He then added: ‘I feel bad when Hillary called black people super-predators and that we need to be brought to heel. I’m black, I’m real and I am her stepson and I deserve the love that she has given Chelsea.
‘We hear my stepmother telling the nation every day that we are stronger together. They know who I am, I know who I am, I have to meet my father, I have to know that he’s willing to even accept me. I have to know.
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 Anne 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 became even more sure when she gave birth to the baby boy on December 7, 1985, because the boy’s skin tone was so light. Bobbie says her son could only be Clinton’s because he was her only white client at the time she got pregnant.
Shortly after giving birth though, Bobbie was imprisoned, and her sister Lucille Bolton started taking care of the young boy. Bolton is said to be the first person who tried to force the governor to take a DNA test, and reportedly spoke about the matter with Hillary herself.
When the governor’s office began shutting her out, a local activist took up the cause and started spreading a flyer about the matter titled ‘The Hottest Thing Going: Bill Clinton’s D*** Will Keep Him From Running for President of the United States of America’.
The story was picked up again in 1999, when the Drudge Report ran a story claiming that Star magazine had conducted a paternity test using the DNA analysis from the Kenneth Starr impeachment report, and samples from Danney and Bobbie.
The analysis reportedly found that Danney and Clinton couldn’t be related, but there are questions about the test’s precision.
At the time, Slate reported that it would be impossible to determine whether Clinton was Danney’s father with the ‘imprecise’ data.