Gennifer Flowers is back in the spotlight. The woman who dropped a bombshell in Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign way back in 1992 when she claimed she’d had a 12-year affair with the then governor gave a broad interview to ABC’s New Orlean’s affiliate WGNO this week in which she claimed that Clinton had contacted her as recently as 2005, after Flowers had gotten a divorce.
“I was at home by myself, and the phone rings, it said unavailable, and I picked up the phone and it was him,” Flowers told WGNO reporter Susan Roesgen over a glass of red wine while the cameras were rolling. “And he wanted to come by my house and talk to me…. I said, No, you can’t come over here, no way. And he said, I’ll put on a hoodie and I’ll jog up there. I said no… And that was it. That would have been 2005.”
In the interview Flowers, whom Clinton admitted sleeping with in 1977- though he said it was only on one occasion- also took credit for boosting Bill Clinton’s name recognition in his 1992 presidential campaign.
“I made him a household name…. We had had that discussion, where he said my problem right now is, no one knows who I am, I need that name recognition,” Flowers said. “When my story came out he was a household name.”
But Flowers didn’t just focus on the past in her interview, she also talked current events, specifically addressing the Petraeus scandal and offering some advice to Paula Broadwell.
“She needs to go buy my book,” Flowers said. “I mean, I have the benefit of 20/20 hindsight at this point.”
Flowers, an actress, says she had a possible new TV pilot on the way- a reality show based on the “Real Housewives” series concept which will follow the lives of seven women in New Orleans.