Monica Lewinsky: I Deeply Regret Bill Clinton Affair

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Monica Lewinsky.

There. Do have your attention now?

The 40-year old former mistress of President Bill Clinton is featured in the new issue of Vanity Fair, addressing the 1998 dalliance that led to an impeachment and one of the biggest scandals to ever hit the White House.

Monica Lewinsky Vanity Fair Photo

"It's time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress," Lewinsky writes in the magazine, emphasizing a theme of looking forward.

Lewinsky goes on to say it’s time to stop "tiptoeing around my past – and other people's futures."

She wants to shed her identity as the White House intern who had a sexual relationship with a sitting President and take control of her own "narrative" for a change.

"I am determined to have a different ending to my story," she says. "I've decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet... and  give a purpose to my past. (What this will cost me, I will soon find out.)"

Lewinsky doesn’t push blame on Clinton, either.

"Sure, my boss took advantage of me," she writes. "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."

As recently as last August, a Monica Lewinsky sex tape (really, just a recording of her planning a meeting with the POTUS) went viral.

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

The ex-intern also says she was inspired to tell her tale by Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers student who committed suicide in 2010 after being bullied because he was gay.

Because she, too, was suicidal around the time the scandal broke in 1998, this is how Lewinsky hopes to use her fame going forward.

"[My goal] is to get involved with efforts on behalf of victims of online humiliation and harassment and to start speaking on this topic in public forums," she writes.

Vanity Fair's digital edition will be available May 8 and the magazine will be on newsstands May 13.

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I think that helping other people who are judged, harassed, etc. for their mistakes is good for her reputation.

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Monica has done No worst than other women who were a plaything for a sitting president. One of the differences with Monica was that she was out front and center with photographers present. Back in the golden days,
women kept low profiles, and Never admitted any dalliances. Even though Marilyn Monroe was a rumor, and very high profile during the Kennedy era, she stayed in the background. One of Monica's crucial mistakes was choosing the wrong person ( in Linda Tripp ) to confide in. Another mistake was to be so out in the open with her affections while standing in a crowd of people. Not that my opinion count, but I believe that Monica's youth and immaturity was a helpful downfall in making her decisions to be available for this married leader who selfishly accepted the attention that someone other than his wife provided. Gennifer Flowers was very vocal in claiming a years long affair with the former governor of Arkansas. Paula Jones was vocal about unwanted advances. The difference with Monica was the fact that she had easy assess, and encouragement in pursing her "crush"
on the president. In our lifetime, I can easily believe that No other woman will ever get that close to the POTUS. For all the wrong reasons, make No mistake, Monica Lewinsky's Name is part of the history books whenever a bio is written about Mr. or Mrs. Bill Clinton.
Welcome back Monica to a more private setting at this point in your life. PEACE!!

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She looks like Fitz's wife on scandal. I hoped she would have a family of her own one day istead of just selling old bags....lol

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She has grown up. Hope she got good money for the article and uses it wisely. Sex, money and power are strong aphrodisiacs. Both succumbed. She was no more guilty that he. In fact, an older person should have taken control, unless that's exactly what he did. Let her move on.

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AFFAIR ???!@#$%^&* SAND - NIGGER PLEASE !!! U WERE GIVING BLOW JOBS TO THE WOOLY HEADED PERV !!! THAT'S LIKE STREET HOE ACTIVITY -- AND U PROBABLY DID EVEN CHARGE THE SCUMBAG $ 5.00 SAD .... A ZERO DOLLAR PROSTITUTE ... THAT'S WAY LOW ....

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DICTIONARY . COM: LEWINSKI .. A JEWISH BLOWJOB ; A LOWBRED STREET PERSON THAT SUCKS ON THINGS FOR FREE . AS IN ... THE POLICE CAUGHT A NEGRO LEWINSKI-ISZING MEXIICANS FOR TACOS ...

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