NEW YORK – In the hours before the third and final presidential debate, attorneys for Danney Williams, the 30-year-old who has for decades claimed to be the black son of Bill Clinton, were in Las Vegas to announce their intention to file a paternity suit demanding DNA evidence from the former president.
Accompanying the dramatic announcement is a rap music video celebrating Williams that has begun to go viral on the Internet.
“Justice for Danney Williams” is the title of the piece produced by the act Freenauts. It can be found on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
George V. Gates IV of New Orleans and Bruce Fein, of Washington, D.C., held a press conference Wednesday with Williams in Las Vegas, the site of the debate.
The attorneys announced their intention to seek legal action against former President Clinton to obtain DNA evidence for a paternity suit they plan to file. They claim that Clinton, actively blocked by Hillary Clinton for political reasons, has failed to make good on child support obligations since Danney was born.
“Today I have authorized my attorney’s George V. Gates IV of New Orleans and Bruce Fein of Washington, DC to file a suit in New York State where my father lives to get a judge to order a court supervised test,” Williams said in a statement released Wednesday at a press conference.
“It is also our intention to name my stepmother, Hillary Clinton in this action,” Williams’ statement continued.
As WND reported last week, Williams has been trying since at least 1999 to be acknowledged as the out-of-wedlock son of former President Clinton and a black prostitute in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Just one month before the presidential election, he posted a nine-minute video on his Facebook and Twitter pages in a new initiative to establish the legitimacy of his claim.
“I have no doubt that I am Bill Clinton’s son,” Williams declares at the beginning of the video, which currently has over a half-million views on YouTube. “It was common knowledge in Arkansas where I grew up. Everywhere I went, people would point and say, ‘There’s Bill Clinton’s son. He looks like Bill Clinton, doesn’t he? Look at him, Danney Williams is a black Bill Clinton.’”
“I tell my children, yes, it is real. Bill Clinton is my father, and I’m going to make sure you meet him one day,” he says in the video.
He concludes with a plea: “Hillary, please do not deny I exist. I am your stepson. Chelsea is my sister. And Bill is my father.”
‘I want to know the truth’
In a statement released Wednesday, Williams said when he was conceived in 1985, his mother was a single parent raising two boys on her own and “would sometimes sell herself to men to make ends meet for her family.”
“During this dark period in her life, Governor Clinton was the only Caucasian man she was having sexual relations with at the time I was conceived,” Williams’ said. “In 1997, my mother passed a lie-detector test conducted by investigative reporters to corroborate her claimed that Bill Clinton was her only white suitor at the time she conceived her bi-racial son.”
Williams stressed that at 30 years old, with five children of his own, it is time to know the truth.
“If and when a DNA test proves that President Clinton is my father … I just want to meet him and shake his hand,”
Williams stressed in his statement released to media. “I want my kids to meet their grandfather, a simple man from Arkansas who became the leader of the free world. In essence, I am seeking what all sons desire from their fathers – acceptance. That is all I seek.”
Williams said he hoped Hillary Clinton would not stand in the way.
“It is my hope that my step-mom, Mrs. Clinton, will not allow politics to interfere with my need to know the truth,” Williams concluded. “That is why ask that Mrs. Clinton encourage her husband to do as I ask, to demonstrate her stated belief that all black lives matter, even those which might reveal an inconvenient truth.”
No definitive DNA test
WND also reported last week evidence that no DNA test was conducted in 1999, as the media widely reported when Williams’ claim first surfaced.
Clinton defenders since 1999 have contended the tabloid Star Magazine conducted a “DNA showdown” proving Bill
Clinton was not Williams’ father, citing Star Magazine editor Phil Bunton saying at the time, “There was no match, nothing even close.”
But in an interview, Bunton told WND that no blood sample was obtained from Clinton and Star Magazine never published a story documenting a laboratory test.
“I don’t remember ever seeing any laboratory test that was done on Clinton’s DNA,” Bunton told WND.
Bunton is now the owner of the Rivertown Magazine in Haverstraw, New York.
He affirmed to WND that the tabloid relied on the DNA evidence for Clinton published by independent counsel Kenneth Starr, extracted from the infamous Monica Lewinsky blue dress.
“We got a lot of phone calls from several people in the media, including the New York Times, wanting to know when we were going to get the DNA back,” Bunton recalled to WND. “We thought it was going to turn out to be his son, but when the DNA came back there was no story there even to write.”
The DNA test released by Kenneth Starr was the second of two DNA laboratory tests the FBI had run on Clinton, but the public record leaves no doubt that Starr withheld the more robust test conducted by the FBI.