Monica Lewinsky is revealing all in a new A&E docu-series titled, “The Clinton Affair.”
As a 22-year-old intern, Lewinsky had a sexual affair with then-President Bill Clinton in the White House. It was a clear abuse of power from the most powerful man in the country.
Writing for Vanity Fair, Lewinsky specifically addresses how the media handled the scandalous affair. Her remarks about the media’s complicity are scorching.
“After occupying distant orbits for two decades, we finally reached the perigee. For the first time in more than 15 years, Bill Clinton was being asked directly about what transpired,” Lewinsky writes. “If you want to know what power looks like, watch a man safely, even smugly, do interviews for decades, without ever worrying whether he will be asked the questions he doesn’t want to answer.”
She added, “But in June of this year, during an interview on NBC, Craig Melvin asked Bill Clinton those questions. Was I owed a direct apology from him? Bill’s indignant answer: ‘No.’”
Clinton’s wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, recently echoed his statement. She argued recently that her husband shouldn’t apologize to Lewinsky because she was an adult during the affair.
“He contended that he had apologized publicly in 1998. I did, as well. My first public words after the scandal — uttered in an interview with Barbara Walters on March 3, 1999 — were an apology directly to Chelsea and Mrs. Clinton,” Lewinsky writes.
She concludes, "And if I were to see Hillary Clinton in person today, I know that I would summon up whatever force I needed to again acknowledge to her — sincerely — how very sorry I am.”
In the Vanity Fair article, Lewinsky also addresses the stain on her infamous blue dress and how she played a role in trying to get Clinton's attention.