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Jones Nets $200G Of Settlement

Paula Jones will receive $200,000 of the $850,000 President Clinton paid to settle her sexual harassment lawsuit, reports CBS Correspondent Phil Jones.

Jones' Dallas law firm, Rader, Campbell, Fisher & Pyke, will get $283,000; the Rutherford Institute, which took on her case, will get $100,000; and the two lawyers who were involved in getting the Supreme Court to allow her lawsuit will get $266,000, sources close to the negotiation said.

Those two lawyers, Joseph Cammarata and Gilbert Davis, will get an additional $84,000, or 40 percent, of Jones' future earnings. They represented Jones in the earlier stages of the case.

The $84,000 might come from possible book or movie deals, Cammarata said.

The money was paid in November but held by the courts when Mrs. Jones' lawyers disagreed on how it should be divided. The agreement was noted but not detailed in an order entered in federal court Thursday.

The key remaining question in the sexual harassment case is whether President Clinton will be cited for contempt.

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright is considering a contempt charge against Mr. Clinton over remarks he made during sworn testimony in the Jones case about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

The president said in a 1998 deposition that he did not have a sexual relationship with Lewinsky. He later acknowledged an "inappropriate relationship with her.

Jones' lawsuit claimed that Mr. Clinton, when he was governor of Arkansas, made a crude advance in a room at the Excelsior Hotel in Little Rock in 1991. Mr. Clinton has denied the accusation.

The case was dismissed in April. The settlement was reached while an appeal was pending.

Jones has moved back to Arkansas, where she has bought a home and resumed life with her family after living in California.

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