September 5, 2022 – Hillary Clinton reveals a Brazilian photographer captured and exploited crotch shots that lead to her wearing pantsuits

In Email/Dossier Investigations by Katie Weddington

Brazilian photographer Luisa Dorr on her latest shoot for TIME Magazine, 10/6/2017. (Credit: The Hindu)

“Hillary Clinton told CBS News she began wearing pantsuits after photographers shot “suggestive” photos of her during a trip to Brazil.

“I was sitting on a couch, and the press was let in. There were a bunch of them shooting up,” Clinton told CBS News’s Norah O’Donnell.

“All of a sudden, the White House gets alerted to these billboards that show me sitting down with I thought my legs together, but the way it’s shot, it’s sort of suggestive,” Clinton added.

Some of those photos were used to sell lingerie. Clinton said the incident and the constant photography led her to switch to pantsuits, which have become a staple of the ex-first lady’s fashion.

The former secretary of State and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, sat down with O’Donnell to promote the pair’s forthcoming Apple TV+ docuseries, “Gutsy.”

“I didn’t know that story,” Chelsea Clinton said. “I didn’t know that story. It’s by far and away the greatest revelation I had.”

Hillary Clinton said the incident in Brazil was the first of many uncomfortable experiences she had with press photographers as she increasingly became a public figure.”  (Read more: The Hill, 9/5/2022)  (Archive)

(Timeline editor’s note: Sorry, we couldn’t bring ourselves to search for the crotch shot photos that appeared on Brazilian billboards.)