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Asked 'Off Limits' Clinton Question, Lewinsky Leaves the Stage

'There were clear parameters about what we would be discussing and what we would not'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
In this June 25, 2015, file photo, Monica Lewinsky attends the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France.   (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
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(Newser) – Monica Lewinsky gave a talk on the perils of the internet Monday night, then left a 15-minute interview after an "off limits" question about former President Clinton. "I’m so sorry. I’m not going to be able to do this," she said before walking off-stage at a conference in Jerusalem, reports USA Today. The question in question: Whether she still expected a personal apology from Clinton, which the interviewer, Israeli anchor Yonit Levi, "had put to me when we met the day prior. I said that was off limits," Lewinsky explained in a tweet. "There were clear parameters about what we would be discussing and what we would not."

Her statement continues: "When she asked me it on stage, with blatant disregard for our agreement, it became clear to me I had been misled. To the audience: I'm very sorry that this talk had to end this way." "The question asked was legitimate, worthy and respectful and in no way deviated from Ms. Lewinsky's requests," said a rep for Levi's company, per the AP. "We thank Ms. Lewinsky for her fascinating speech to the conference, respect her sensitivity and wish her all the best." (Potential Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh wanted Clinton to face some pretty explicit questions about Lewinsky.)

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