Lillian McEwen dated Clarence Thomas before his Supreme Court confirmation. (Bill O'leary/the Washington Post)

*The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas opened up a can of worms this week when she called Anita Hill out of the blue to demand an apology for her sexual harassment allegations against the judge 19 years ago.

Now, an ex-girlfriend of Thomas joins the drama with hopes of shopping a new book that details his behavior in the years leading up to the Hill controversy. In an interview with the Washington Post, Lillian McEwen says Hill’s allegations mirror Thomas’ demeanor during the time they dated.

“He was always actively watching the women he worked with to see if they could be potential partners,” McEwen told the Post, adding that he was particularly “partial to women with large breasts” and even would ask woman about their bra size.

“He was obsessed with porn,” McEwen also said of Thomas, a claim that is particularly relevant to Hill’s allegations that the then-chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had repeatedly relayed scenes from pornographic movies to her. “He would talk about what he had seen in magazines and films, if there was something worth noting,” McEwen continued.

As for why McEwen has decided to break her silence now, the Post explains that the woman who partook in Thomas’s “freewheeling sex life” between 1981 and 1986 has a story to tell. She has written a memoir, which she is now shopping to publishers.

News broke that the justice’s wife, Virginia Thomas, left a voice mail on Hill’s office phone at Brandeis University, seeking an apology — a request that Hill declined in a statement. After that, McEwen changed her mind and decided to talk about her relationship with Thomas.

Read the entire Washington Post article here.