It seems like we traveled 20 years into the past.
In an effort to become relevant (my words, not hers) Monica Lewinsky has finally decided to break her silence on her affair with then sitting President Bill Clinton. Hitting newsstands May 13th, Lewinsky opens up to Vanity Fair about the hailstorm that ensued after her affair with the president went public. From struggling with suicidal thoughts to explaining the difficulty of finding a job, Lewinsky wants to change society’s perception and clear the air around her name.
Sure, my boss took advantage of me, 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…
At the end of the day, Lewinsky realizes that she has been the butt of many pop cultural references and even notes that Beyoncé got it a little wrong in her song ‘Partition‘ and the singer should’ve referenced Bill Clinton – not her. She wants to move on and possibly have the final say in this fiasco.
On one hand, I say good for her. On the other, like other people who break their silences dramatically late – who cares? This affair happened when I was 5ish years old. I had no idea what an affair was and was more inclined to see the shenanigans Tommy and the gang were trying to pull on Rugrats than the possible impeachment of a president. If she really wanted to make a statement, she should’ve broken her silence AFTER Hillary made it official she was running in 2016 [Ready for Hillary anyone?!]. But that’s just me. Who knows what else Lewinsky has to offer in the rest of the article. Go grab the nearest Vanity Fair next week and find out!