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Monica Lewinsky Breaks Virtual 10 Year Silence on Bill Clinton Affair in 'Vanity Fair' Essay

Monica Lewinsky Breaks Virtual 10 Year Silence on Bill Clinton Affair in 'Vanity Fair' Essay

Monica Lewinsky, the woman made famous for her affair with President Bill Clinton during his time in the White House, has written a piece for Vanity Fair, breaking her virtual 10 year silence on the issue.

“It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress,” the 40-year-old wrote in the magazine. “[It’s time to stop’ tiptoeing around my past – and other people’s futures. I am determined to have a different ending to my story. I’ve decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past. (What this will cost me, I will soon find out.)”

“Sure, my boss took advantage of me,” Monica said. “but I will always remain firm on this point: It was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position … The Clinton administration, the special prosecutor’s minions, the political operatives on both sides of the aisle, and the media were able to brand me. And that brand stuck, in part because it was imbued with power.”

“I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton,” she adds. “Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened.”

Read the entire piece over at

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  • timing is everthing

    does anyone think the timing is not a bit too perfect with Hilary wanting to run?
    Someone is backing her and they are not on the left.

  • CH

    Has she even been in the news lately? It does seem out of the blue.

  • http://JustJared celestialacademician

    I wish her well. I do believe she was made a scapegoat. Those people will do whatever it takes to protect their images. That whole system is so corrupt. She was young (which doesn’t excuse anything) and she made a mistake (a damaging one), but if Bill Clinton can be forgiven and is able to move on than she should be able to also.

  • Martin Higgins

    @timing is everthing: GREAT! I’ll kick in $25. to get the Stop Hillary move off the ground!

  • Lisa
  • Emma

    Hilary is a twit

  • Nicole

    How did Clinton take advantage of her? She could’ve refused his advances if that was the case. She’s still playing the victim.

  • Always

    @timing is everything: I was thinking the same thing. I was like that bi*ch

  • Youramoron

    @Emma: Go fuc*k yourself you piece of sh*t

  • Monica sperm dress

    Yes and every governor that had a mistress that had to quit should get their job back! impeached haa Hilary got onto the White House and now she gets to go for Presidency too. If Bill was impeached than Hilary should step down from the White House altogether and become a full time granny ! Bill ca. Keep it o. His pants and go around while all the governors that quit their jobs media saying that it is wrong to do that!
    When e Mascot Billy Willy gets off Scott free..Monica is no different than the mistresses of governors! Wonder how the sperm got on her dress!
    What was she doing !

  • Lisa

    @Youramoron: You lefty twits can’t take the truth. Hilary is a moron.

  • LoL

    No time is right for the truth with you criminal commie leftists.
    Never seen a group of people in such denial.

  • Hillreh

    Bill forced himself on many women (fellow Democrats, staffers) during his presidency. To know that you have to have been paying attention and have had the ability to read and think independently.Had it been anyone else it would have been called rape. Hillary’s response to every allegation and instance was to blame the women and attack them in various ways using the power of govt. and the press. They are both ruthless power hungry elitist/Satanists.

  • Jesse

    Jesus there are a lot of hateful republicans commenting on just jared, on the regular. I’m curious to know what the correlation is between angry republicans and celebrity obsession. FYI Repubs: Hillary Clinton is definitely not a twit or unintelligent. She’s going to be the next president so you’d better get used to it now. Let’s just be honest and unbiased: this country has NEVER been better than it was in the period of the Clinton administration. If you’ve got a pulse and half a brain you know this is true. And regarding Monica, there’s no doubt that this is timed purposely. But in my opinion, it doesn’t matter what a president does in the bedroom. I could care less about a politicians sexual affairs, so long as there’s nothing illegal happening i.e. child molestation, etc. What matters is how the president deals with our economy, foreign policy, military and overall welfare of Americans. And the Clinton’s will improve those things. No doubt.

  • Jesse

    @hillreh rape??? You’re surely joking. Two people having an affair is not rape. A man unlawfully compelling a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse is rape. Key words: PHYSICAL FORCE. Get a life. It’s people like you who give this country a bad name around the world.

  • To Jesse

    Funny thing about dumbed down Americans, they have no idea that they are.

  • Jesse

    @To Jesse: clever. Did you adopt that idea from Fox news? Interesting that the intellectuals in the US, the people with actual analytical skills, aren’t Republicans. Also interesting is that Republicans and their fundamentalism are the laughing stock of the world. I know this because I lived in the UK for a year, Australia for 3 years and Denmark for 4 years. People loved asking me about American political polarization and always had a laugh about Republicans and their bazaar and very isolating concepts about running the nation. Anyhow, non-Republicans will never be able to change the mind of a Republican and vice versa. That’s the polarized world we live in now. Oh well.

  • Rocky


    Totally agree! She saw a man in power, probably had a crush on him and went for it. She definitely could have said, NO!!

  • Joelle

    It was her own big mouth that got her in trouble. She was the one who told that woman, Linda Tripp, who ratted her out. She is the one who kept the stained dress. Why? and Ewwwww. Ironically, Tripp own life was ruined for a long time because of this. She thought she would get fame and patted on the back, but she got scorn. Monica was her FRIEND. Who would want her as a friend? If you have a secret keep it to yourself.

  • Gummy

    @Hillreh: You literally have absolutely no idea you’re talking about and you’re slandering someone of a serious crime.
    @19 so right. But you forgot to mention Kenneth Starr.
    If Americans weren’t such puritans about s e * then nothing would have happened. Clinton was wrong not to own up but the right-wing campaign to impeach him was a huge waste of money and resources.
    Lewinsky was a very young 22 year old 9 or whatever she was and way out of her depth. Silly and needy girl but she was scapegoated, no doubt.

  • Gummy

    In France this would have sold newspapers for a few day and then everyone would have forgotten about it. Americans are effed up about s e x.

  • http://JustJared celestialacademician

    @Gummy: AMEN!!!!


    It’s OK, Monica. Clinton regrets deciding to have an affair with a woman like you as well, I believe.

  • Whatevahmang

    Well then, seems the Republicans have began their assault on Hilary.