An Arkansas trooper who is a co-defendant in the Paula Jones lawsuit testified that she initiated a meeting with then-Gov. Bill Clinton in a hotel suite after remarking at a conference that he was "good-looking" and had "sexy hair."
Trooper Danny Ferguson, in a deposition in the Jones case, contradicted Jones in describing how events unfolded before he escorted her to Clinton's suite on May 8, 1991.Jones contends that Clinton and Ferguson conspired to get her to the room, where she said Clinton made a crude and uninvited sexual advance. She said she rejected Clinton and eventually was denied advancement and proper raises in her job at the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission.
She also maintains that Ferguson initiated the encounter by handing her a slip of paper with Clinton's room number and telling her, "The governor would like to meet you."
Meanwhile, after a day testifying before the Whitewater grand jury in Little Rock, Ark., Clinton's successor as governor said a group of state troopers opposed to Clinton told him they helped Clinton arrange sexual trysts.
"They made allegations as to then-Governor Clinton's personal life, yes," former Gov. Jim Guy Tucker told reporters Wednesday. "This was a group that was opposed to Clinton and seemed to have an ax to grind with him."