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Monica Lewinski Responds To Clinton's Comment Saying He Was the Victim

Former President Bill Clinton sat for an interview on CNN this week. He meant to promote his new fiction book, a political thriller penned with author James Patterson. The host seemed to take Clinton aback by revisiting the Monica Lewinsky scandal that rocked his presidency. Monica Lewinsky responded to Clinton's comments, and Clinton responded to his critics to clear up what he meant.

The scandal broke when it came out that Clinton, then 49 years old, had a sexual relationship with his 22-year-old intern in the White House. Clinton perjured himself when questioned about the affair, which led to his being impeached. Millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on an investigation of perjury and obstruction of justice. Clinton was not removed from office, but he claimed in the interview on CNN that he was a victim.

By the time he left the office, he says he was $16 million in debt and his reputation had been tarnished.

Considering the Clintons continued to be leaders of the Democratic party and raked in a quarter million dollars per speech, and that today, Bill alone is worth $80 million, it seems he got past it.

Lewinsky, however, did not fare as well. The 22-year-old was blamed by Clinton supporters for the whole debacle. She was mocked and shamed publicly and made the butt of jokes. Her career was derailed.

“My trauma expedition has been long, arduous, painful, and expensive. And it’s not over,” the former intern, now 44, wrote in a piece for Vanity Fair. “For two dec­ades, I have been working on myself, my trauma, and my healing.”

After Clinton's interview this week, she retweeted a link to the article and commented, "grateful to the myriad people who have helped me evolve + gain perspective in the past 20 years."

She added, "I—we—owe a huge debt of gratitude to the #MeToo and Time’s Up heroines. They are speaking volumes against the pernicious conspiracies of silence that have long protected powerful men when it comes to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and abuse of power.”

Clinton got a lot of backlash over his comments during the interview. In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp, powerful men who abused their position to prey on young, vulnerable women no longer get a free pass.

"Bill Clinton. Here is the truth of it: a human life was altered & destroyed due to your selfishness. Because. You. Could. You not only wiped your semen on a young girl’s dress, you left a stain on society. You actually owe EVERYONE an apology, especially her," tweeted actress and activist Rose McGowan.

"Did Bill Clinton just #metoo Monica Lewinsky??? I (almost) have no words... Props for always being ahead of the curve as the first male to publicly somehow claim victim-hood from his actions against women. Balsy! Stupid... but balsy!!!" Tweeted the current president's son, Donald Trump Jr.

Clinton defended himself yet again. “The truth is, the hubbub was I got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked,” Clinton said, reports Yahoo!Lifestyle.

Clinton reiterated his two points, which he believes were lost in the initial exchange.

"I apologized to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family, and to the American people before a panel of ministers in the White House, which was widely reported," he reminds everyone, saying he meant it back then.

“The second is that I support the #MeToo movement, and I think it’s long overdue,” he continued. “And I have always tried to support it in the decisions and policies that I’ve advanced. Beyond that, I think it would be good if we could go on with the discussion.”

Source: BizPac Review
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