Monica Lewinsky

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Lewinsky: 'Humiliation as a Blood Sport Must End'

She blasts cyberbullying in TED talk

(Newser) - "Public humiliation is a commodity and shame is an industry," Monica Lewinsky said in a blistering attack on cyberbullying at the TED conference yesterday, recounting how, in 1998, she was "swept up into the eye of a political, legal, and media maelstrom like we had never seen... More »

'Patient Zero' Lewinsky to Give TED Talk

She will repeat call for safer online environment

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky is set to deliver a speech at the TED conference later this month on a phenomenon she has described herself as "Patient Zero" of: online bullying. She will speak at TED 2015 Truth and Dare in Vancouver on March 19, reports the Daily Dot, which notes that... More »

Artist Hid 'Monica's Dress' in Official Clinton Portrait

It hangs in the National Portrait Gallery

(Newser) - Nelson Shanks' portrait of Bill Clinton is in the National Portrait Gallery—and in a new interview with the Philadelphia Daily News , the artist reveals the reason the Clintons, he says, want it removed. The former president is "probably the most famous liar of all time," Shanks says,... More »

Clinton Probe Mistreated 'Hysterical' Lewinsky

Prosecutors tried to discourage her from calling lawyer

(Newser) - FBI agents and government lawyers treated Monica Lewinsky so disgracefully that even a prosecutor said it had an "unsettling effect on his own state of mind," according to a government report obtained by the Washington Post . The review conducted by government lawyers in 2000 describes how Lewinsky repeatedly... More »

Clinton Document Dump: Lewinsky, '90s Deja Vu

But no apparent bombshells are in the mix

(Newser) - Bill Clinton's presidential library released 10,000 pages of documents yesterday touching on everything from the Monica Lewinsky scandal to Whitewater, but an early scan reveals no political bombshells, reports Politico and the AP . They do provide insights into West Wing thinking on a number of high-profile topics, however.... More »

Monica Lewinsky Gives First TV Interview in 11 Years

'I was a virgin to humiliation of that level,' she says

(Newser) - Barbara Walters' 1999 interview with Monica Lewinsky reeled in the most viewers of any single news program ever—almost 50 million. Four years later, Lewinsky gave her last TV interview, until now. Lewinsky is about to return to the air, in an interview that was actually filmed in 2013, as... More »

Hillary Clinton Should Thank Monica Lewinsky

Columnists react to Lewinsky's 'Vanity Fair' article

(Newser) - The timing of Monica Lewinsky's new article —as Hillary Clinton seems on the brink of a 2016 presidential campaign—may seem unfortunate for Clinton. On the contrary, writes Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post : Though the affair wasn't really mentioned during Clinton's 2008 campaign, that won'... More »

Monica Lewinsky: I Was Suicidal After Clinton Affair

She writes about scandal for the first time

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky has been basically unheard from in a decade—but the 40-year-old is now writing about her 1990s affair with Bill Clinton ( rumors in 2012 of a coming tell-all never materialized). The full story appears in Vanity Fair 's digital edition Thursday, but the magazine has a... More »

Lewinsky Tell-All: Piles of Clinton Dirt

Monica's tome shockingly focuses on Bill

(Newser) - Sadly, no, Monica Lewinsky's upcoming book will not be about her foray into the world of handbags. Shockingly, it will instead focus on her affair with Bill Clinton, at least according to the National Enquirer . "For years, Monica tried to protect Bill out of a misplaced sense of... More »

Monica Lewinsky Hawking Secret New Book

Publishers forced to sign non-disclosure agreement to meet with her

(Newser) - Should Bill Clinton be worried? Monica Lewinsky has been shopping a new book, sources tell the New York Post , and it's so hush-hush that she's making publishers sign a non-disclosure agreement before she'll meet with them. "I'm sure every major publisher was interested in hearing... More »

PBS Clinton Documentary Has Lewinsky in Spotlight

Two-part series begins airing Monday

(Newser) - PBS begins airing a two-part documentary on Bill Clinton's presidency Monday night, with much of the early press focusing on its coverage of the Monica Lewinsky affair. Many advisers speak publicly about it for the first time, notes the Los Angeles Times , including Dick Morris: "When the Lewinsky... More »

General: Bill Clinton Lost Nuke Codes for Months

He 'misplaced' them after Lewinsky scandal broke, says another commander

(Newser) - Bill Clinton lost a card carrying the top-secret codes to launch US nuclear missiles for several months when he was in the White House, a general has charged in his new memoir. "That's a big deal—a gargantuan deal," writes General Hugh Shelton, who served as chairman of... More »

Brown: Sorry for That Lewinsky Crack...

Meg Whitman's attack ad starts brouhaha

(Newser) - Jerry Brown apologized to Bill Clinton for a snarky jab related to Monica Lewinsky, but it remains to be seen if the popular former president will endorse Brown in his race for California governor against Meg Whitman. It all started after Whitman ran an ad accusing Brown of lying—by... More »

8 Potential Gore Galpals

Who wouldn't love to see him with Jen Aniston?

(Newser) - It’s been three days since Al and Tipper Gore announced their split…is it too soon to find him a new girlfriend? No? OK, in that case, Kate Torgovnick has a few ideas on The Frisky :
  • Jennifer Aniston: Lord knows she needs someone who’s “older, more distinguished,
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Politico's Lewinsky 'Scoop' Just a Big Rehash

It's just old news about a 'new book nobody cares about'

(Newser) - Despite its big-headline treatment, Politico's story yesterday about a book revisiting the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal is just a mishmash of old news, writes Jamison Foser. Start with the "Monica's Back" headline: "You might assume Politico means Lewinsky has written a book, or launched a speaking tour or something."... More »

Monica Lewinsky: Bill Lied

New book also claims Clinton had affair with Susan McDougal

(Newser) - The first history of Clinton scandal has been written, and Bill is unlikely to be happy about it. In a new book, Monica Lewinsky is quoted as saying she thinks he lied to a grand jury about their relationship, reports Politico . "There was no leeway (there) on the veracity... More »

Top Public Mea Culpas

Not surprisingly, Bill Clinton is king of the list

(Newser) - David Letterman’s acknowledgement yesterday of some skeletons in his closet is only the latest caught by television’s unforgiving lens; Lisa Todorovich runs down her faves on True/Slant:
  • Bill Clinton: The Democratic candidate, with wife Hillary alongside, cops to “mistakes in my marriage in a 1992 interview with
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Ex-Aide: Clinton Got a Little Too Close

Here's a shocker: President Clinton liked the ladies, and the ladies liked him

(Newser) - Move over, Monica. President Clinton had his eye on another young political staffer, and she’s recounting at least one incident with him in her upcoming tell-all. During the 2000 G8 Summit in Japan, Clinton allegedly called Stacy Parker Aab, then 26, to his room and embraced her on the... More »

Historian Sheds Gossipy Light on Clinton Years

In new book, ex-prez discusses Lewinsky, Yeltsin's drunken caper

(Newser) - Between 1993 and 2001, historian Taylor Branch met regularly with then-President Clinton for a series of taped interviews. The transcripts form the basis of a new book, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, to be released next week. USA Today got a look and singles out some highlights:... More »

Ensign: My Affair Wasn't 'Legally Wrong'

(Newser) - John Ensign says that his affair with a friend's wife was different than former President Bill Clinton's relationship with a White House intern because he didn't lie under oath. "I haven't done anything legally wrong," the Nevada GOP senator said. "President Clinton stood right before the American... More »

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