90s nostalgia is really back in full force, because it’s 2014 and we’ve got a new President Clinton sex scandal to deal with.
This time the subject of the scandal is model/actress/1998’s most impossibly beautiful woman, Elizabeth Hurley. According to the Mirror, Hurley and President Clinton are supposed to have carried on a sexy, yearlong tryst back in the late 90s, sometimes with then-future-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asleep in the next room.
As compelling as a new President Clinton sex scandal would be, this one sounds like utter bullshit. For starters, Elizabeth Hurley denies the claims, and we’re inclined to believe her.
Ludicrously silly stories about me & Bill Clinton. Totally untrue. In the hands of my lawyers. Yawn.
— Elizabeth Hurley (@ElizabethHurley) February 5, 2014
Not that we don’t believe Clinton slept around, of course, but the proof in this instance consists solely of testimony from her former boyfriend, Tom Sizemore, and the story sounds patently absurd, even for secondhand gossip from a celebrity’s ex-boyfriend.
According to Radar Online, Sizemore was apparently recorded boasting to some friends about how he set up the whole affair.
Sizemore claimed to have met Clinton at a screening of Saving Private Ryan at the White House in 1998, at which point Clinton cornered him in the Lincoln Bedroom and asked for Elizabeth Hurley’s phone number.
Sizemore says he demurred, saying he shouldn’t give her phone number out without her permission, at which point President Clinton apparently got really pushy.
“You dumb mother******. I’m the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America,” he said. “The buck stops here. Give me the damn number.”
So then, according to Sizemore’s blustery story, President Clinton called Elizabeth Hurley while Sizemore was still in the room and said, “Elizabeth, this is your Commander in Chief,” which makes no sense because Elizabeth Hurley is not a U.S. citizen.
“Listen Elizabeth, this is the President,” he reportedly said when she didn’t believe him. “I don’t have any time for the ****. I’m keeping the world from nuclear war all the time. I’m sending a plane to pick you up.”
Somehow that sounds more like something that would be said by blustery actor Tom Sizemore than former President Clinton. In fact the whole story sounds pretty damn unbelievable when Sizemore tells it. While Hurley and Clinton have definitely met on several occasions, Clinton has met a lot of famous people, and Hurley maintains that none of this actually happened. We’re definitely inclined to believe her.