When Donald Trump invited several women who had accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault to Sunday night’s debate, he also highlighted a case that may have been unfamiliar to many voters -- that of Kathy Shelton.
Unlike the claims of Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey -- the other women hosted by Trump -- Shelton’s accusations are not aimed at Bill Clinton. Rather, she alleges Hillary Clinton verbally attacked her while defending the man Shelton had accused of rape in 1975.
And while Clinton pushed back during the debate as Trump cited their stories, there is a paper trail to back up some of Shelton's account.
Shelton was 12 years old when she accused 41-year-old Thomas Alfred Taylor of rape. Taylor was defended by a 27-year-old Hillary Rodham, who took up the case despite saying she didn’t want it -- and called into question Shelton's reliability.
“I have been informed that the complainant is emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and engage in fantasizing,” Clinton wrote in an affidavit. “I have also been informed that she has in the past made false accusations about persons, claiming they had attacked her body. Also that she exhibits an unusual stubbornness and temper when she does not get her way.”