Anita Hill

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Anita Hill, born July 30, 1956 (age 61), is a law professor at Brandeis University. She is best known for her testimony during confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas, whose US Supreme Court appointment was confirmed by a 52-48 Senate vote in 1991. Hill's testimony focused on Thomas' alleged statements ten years earlier, when he was her supervisor at the U.S. Department of Education, and later at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Hill claims she felt sexually harassed, but never did adequately explain why she continued to go out of her way to work for Thomas, including following him as he changed jobs and why she never reported it until he was being nominated to the Supreme Court. Thomas said he would rather have been the victim of an assassins bullet than to have done to him what Anita Hill was trying to do.