Famed White House beret wearing intern MONICA LEWINSKY has finally broken her silence about her affair with President Bill Clinton.
Writing in glam mag Vanity Fair Lewinsky admits, “It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress.”
“I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened,” she writes.
After a decade of virtual silence — “So silent, in fact,” she writes, “that the buzz in some circles has been that the Clintons must have paid me off; why else would I have refrained from speaking out? I can assure you that nothing could be further from the truth”, Lewinsky, now 40, reveals "I’ve decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past.
Ledwisnky contends in the article that the affair was between two consenting adults and what’s the big deal other the fact that he’s married and at the time leader of the free world.
“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. . . . 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.”
After the scandal, Lewinsky says she turned down multiple job offers and multiple marriage proposals from her fans., “I turned down offers that would have earned me more than $10 million, because they didn’t feel like the right thing to do.”
As The ENQUIRER previously reported Lewisnky holed up in London where she fgot a decree at the London School of Economics and jockeyed between Los Angeles, New York, and Portland, Oregon.
Lewinsky laments that many potential employers branded her because of her past, “I was never ‘quite right’ for the position. In some cases, I was right for all the wrong reasons.”
Lewinsky says she was inspired to go public by Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers student who committed suicide in 2010 after being bullied because he was gay. That brought back Lewinsky's own suicidal feelings from the Clinton scandal.
In light of Clementi's death, "my own suffering took on a different meaning," Lewinsky writes.
Her current goal, Lewinsky writes, "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."