Wendell Pierce on Playing Clarence Thomas in HBO’s ‘Confirmation’: ‘I Believe Something Happened’ With Anita Hill

Actor Wendell Pierce, who plays Clarence Thomas in HBO’s Confirmation, says he believes “something happened” between Thomas and then-law professor Anita Hill (Kerry Washington). Hill accused her former Equal Employment Opportunity Commission boss Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991, just as his Supreme Court confirmation hearings were about to begin. “My opinion of whether or not he did it goes back and forth,” Pierce said in an interview on SiriusXM. “I know if he is guilty of what he is accused of it’s awful and should never be accepted. I believe that something happened.” LISTEN: Former Thomas lawyers and other individuals close to

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