Monica Lewinsky Abruptly Exits Interview After Bill Clinton Question

Lawrence Kim
September 4, 2018

The former White House intern has said her affair with Mr Clinton was a "gross abuse of power" on his part.

"The Israeli News Company stood up to all of its agreements with Ms. Lewinsky and honored her request", Israeli News Company said in a statement, Haaretz reported.

"I'm so sorry, I'm not going to be able to do this", Lewinsky responded, before dropping her mic and walking off stage.

Lewinsky added that the parameters of the follow-up conversation were clear and that the interviewer's question was one Lewinsky specifically had said the day prior was off-limits.

"When she asked me it on stage, with blatant disregard for our agreement, it became clear to me I had been misled.

A personal apology?" asked Yonit Levi, an anchor for one of Israel's top-rated news shows, referring to a June interview in which Clinton said he didn't owe her an apology.

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Years after the scandal that turned her into a household name, Lewinsky is now a social activist and public speaker.

Secretly taped confessions and the world's most infamous stained blue dress ultimately led the US President to admit an "improper physical relationship" with 24-year-old Ms Lewinsky seven months later.

Lewinsky was sitting for the question-and-answer session after speaking about the pros and cons of the Internet at a conference organized by the Israel Television News Company on Monday. A smiling Lapid, who plans to challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the next Israeli elections, quipped: "Everything has happened to me but stepping in for Monica Lewinsky is a first".

The scandalous Clinton-Lewinsky relationship resulted in the impeachment of the President in the House of Representatives on the charge of perjury after the President denied having had "sexual relations with that woman". There is no question, she said, that when she was in the public eye, she was relentlessly attacked, with little public support. "I never talked to her".

"When I saw the interview, I thought that [it was tone deaf]", he said. "Because they had to distill and it looked like I was saying, 'I didn't apologize and I had no intention to.' I was mad at me".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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