Former President Bill Clinton recently refused to apologize to Monica Lewinksi for seducing her in the White House when she was a 22-year-old intern.
Asked by NBC News if he owed Lewinsky an apology, Clinton defiantly responded, "No, I do not -- I have never talked to her. But I did say publicly on more than one occasion that I was sorry. That's very different."
Lewinski issued a response of sorts on Twitter hours after Clinton’s interview hit the internet — and it’s quietly scathing.
She posted an article she wrote in Vanity Fair last month in which she recalled the infamous White House scandal.
“[I’m] grateful to the myriad people who have helped me evolve + gain perspective in the past 20 years,” she tweeted. “Worth reposting this today from @VanityFair."
While she chose not to directly engaged with former President Clinton on Twitter, the article she posted speaks for itself.
“Now, at 44, I’m beginning (just beginning) to consider the implications of the power differentials that were so vast between a president and a White House intern,” she wrote in Vanity Fair. “I’m beginning to entertain the notion that in such a circumstance the idea of consent might well be rendered moot. (Although power imbalances—and the ability to abuse them—do exist even when the sex has been consensual.)”
She also revealed she has been working through her trauma and healing for the last two decades.
“And, naturally, I have grappled with the rest of the world’s interpretations and Bill Clinton’s re-interpretations of what happened. But in truth, I have done this at arm’s length. There have been so many barriers to this place of self-reckoning,” Lewinsky wrote.
That about says it all.
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