Former President Bill Clinton's ex-mistress Monica Lewinsky has shared graphic details of a White House sexual encounter. "None of these people said to me, 'Hey, you've got to go to the bathroom, you've got stuff all over your dress, '" Lewinsky said in "The Clinton Affair", a new A&E series.
"The Clinton Affair" premieres on A&E at 9 p.m. on November 18. "As I passed [communications director] George Stephanopoulos' office, I kind of looked into the open doorway, and Bill happened to be standing there, and he motioned me in", she recollects.
The House of Representatives voted to impeach the president, but in December 1998, following a 21-day trial in the Senate, Clinton was acquitted of all charges and allowed to remain in office. And she debates (mostly with herself) whether she's a victim or a vixen.
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"My first public words after the scandal - uttered in an interview with Barbara Walters on March 3, 1999", she went on to say, "were an apology directly to Chelsea and Mrs. Clinton".
Lewinsky penned an op-ed for Vanity Fair to promote the docu-series.
Lewinsky added that she would reiterate how sorry she is if she were to run into Hillary in person today.
"In order to move forward in the life I have, I must take risks - both professional and emotional". (It's a combustible combination.) An important part of moving forward is excavating, often painfully, what has gone before. It's in the past.' Yes. "But it's not easy".
"Grief for having been betrayed first by someone I thought was my friend, and then by a man I thought had cared for me", she explained. And that excavation process led her to feel grief, regret, and shame.More news: Susanna Dinnage to succeed Richard Scudamore as chief executive
"Why did I choose to participate in this docuseries?" "Despite all of the ways I tried to protect my mental health, it was still challenging".
Lewinsky also said she made a decision to participate in the series because "throughout history, women have been traduced and silenced".
What is still egregious and nearly never admitted by most of the mainstream media is the pain this woman endured (and still endures) because of what a much older, and presumably much wiser (but clearly not), individual did to her all those years ago - and the price she is still paying for it.
"I think 20 years is enough time to carry that mantle", she said of the label many have used to describe her affair with the president and its fallout.More news: Trump slams France's wine industry, accusing it of unfair trade practices