Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern during the Clinton administration has sufficed to tell her own side of the tale regarding her affair with the former President of the free world, Bill Clinton.
The affair that nearly got him thrown out of office, Lewinsky, now 40, decided to break her silence now because, according to her, it was time to stop “tiptoeing”around her past. She wrote in an article in the coming issue of Vanity Fair magazine, “I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened.”
Regardless of her new found humility and need for starting life on clean slates, it has been claimed that her choice to come out now might have something to do with Hillary Clinton running for the presidential seat in 2016, Political pundits say, suggesting that her move could ruin her chances entirely.
Though it was an affair between two consenting adults, the relationship preceded her wherever she went. Shortly after the scandal broke, she dropped out of public gaze and dealt with suicidal attempts. She went ahead to study social psychology at the London School of Economics but getting a job after wasn’t easy either.
The magazine gave no other clue to why Lewinsky has resurfaced and let her speak for herself, breaking her silence in an article titled: “Shame and survival”, but she did blame the former president for her predicaments.
And then the aftermath, which changed her life. “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.” she said