The left were stung by their failure to derail Clarence Thomas - the cottage industry of sexual harassment in the workplace had sprung up and got the occasional dose of oxygen from the media who wanted to keep the subject alive for use in future.
And so, failed liar Anita Hill was made a martyr and a heroine and got the occasional reminder story aired about her.
True story, of minor import:
My company got sued by another in a nasty (at least to me) business dispute. Big jury pool... and one of the potential jurors in the pool was Anita Hill. She showed up, and the judge excused her immediately. Too influential, I think.