Monica Lewinsky Breaks Her Silence On 1998 White House Scandal

May 7, 2014 | G-BLOG | 0 comments


Before there was a Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald Grant, there was the Lewinsky scandal!
It’s been over 10 years since Monica Lewinsky’s affair with former head of state Bill Clinton and now, she’s written a tell-all article about it for this month’s issue of “Vanity Fair”.
The article includes Lewinsky clearing the air about everything surrounding the scandal and the painful aftermath that followed and still follows her to this day. On the reason she’s coming forward now versus all those years when the scandal was fresh in our minds, Lewinsky said this in an excerpt from the article:
“When Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers freshman who was secretly streamed via Webcam kissing another man, committed suicide in September 2010, Lewinsky writes, she was brought to tears, but her mother was especially distraught: “She was reliving 1998, when she wouldn’t let me out of her sight. She was replaying those weeks when she stayed by my bed, night after night, because I, too, was suicidal. The shame, the scorn, and the fear that had been thrown at her daughter left her afraid that I would take my own life—a fear that I would be literally humiliated to death… Perhaps by sharing my story, I reasoned, I might be able to help others in their darkest moments of humiliation. The question became: How do I find and give a purpose to my past?” Lewinsky clarifies that she has never actually attempted suicide, but had strong suicidal temptations several times during the investigations and during one or two periods after.”
On a random note, Lewinsky also had comment for pop diva Beyoncé “Queen Bey” Knowles’  lyric about the infamous blue dress:
“In her song “Partition”, Beyoncé sings, quote, “He Monica Lewinsky-d all over my gown.”   Monica says, quote, “Thanks, Beyoncé . . . but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.”
The online version of the magazine comes out tomorrow, but will be hitting magazine stands next Tuesday (May 13).

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