Bill Clinton Files for Divorce from Hillary Clinton-Fiction! 

Summary of eRumor:

President Bill Clinton has filed for divorce from Hillary Clinton because he’s “appalled at the actions’ of his own wife.

The Truth:

Bill Clinton has not filed from divorce from Hillary Clinton.

That rumor started at the website Donald Trump Today in a story appearing under the headline, “Bill Clinton Files for Divorce This Morning,” that was widely shared on social media sites. The story begins:

More than 25 years, the Clinton Family has been in the center of attention and the reason of so many scandals that always seem to end with a big damage. With no evidence to follow, how much do they know and did they personally cover them up?

For a big percentage of the American Population, the Clintons are criminals. They are guilty.

Now it seems that Bill Clinton himself is appalled at the actions of his own wife. A rash of bodies lately has culminated in not only the loss of his child, Danney Williams, to suicide, but to the discovery that Michael Ascott, another love child from the 1990s, was murdered and buried in a shallow grave at just 8-years-old. A letter left behind by his mother, Marie Ascott, pointed the finger directly at Hillary Clinton.

The first indication that the story is false is that it refers to a conspiracy theory that was debunked long ago about Bill Clinton fathering a “love child” named Danney Williams with an Arkansas prostitute in the 80s. The story also falsely reports that that Williams committed suicide, which is a more recent false report that we also investigated.

A quick read of the Donald Trump Today disclaimer reveals that the site “does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information,” and that readers act on information appearing at the site “strictly at your own risk.”

Given the lack of credibility of this rumor’s source, we’re calling it “fiction.”

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Collected on: 05/18/2017