Monica Lewinsky: "My life was ruined by Drudge"

Photo of Lewinsky from the 30 Under 30 Summit

Photo of Lewinsky from the 30 Under 30 Summit


At the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Summit, Monica Lewinsky stated, “My life was ruined by Drudge”. Poor thing suffered so much at the hand of media, she’s now putting her “shame” to good use:
Lewinsky makes emotional plea to end cyberbullying
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CNN: Monica Lewinsky told an audience in Philadelphia on Monday that her new mission in life was to end cyberbullying. Her speech — and her goal — come as the former White House intern steps into the public eye after years of trying to live privately.

“Having survived myself, what I want to do now is help other victims of the shame game survive, too,” she told the audience at Forbes’ 30 Under 30 summit. “I want to put my suffering to good use and give purpose to my past.”

Lewinsky, who as an intern in 1995 had an affair with President Bill Clinton, said she was “patient zero” of online harassment.

“There was no Facebook, Twitter or Instagram back then,” she said. “But there were gossip, news and entertainment websites replete with comment sections and emails which could be forwarded. Of course, it was all done on the excruciatingly slow dial up. Yet around the world this story went. A viral phenomenon that, you could argue, was the first moment of truly ‘social media’.”

Lewinsky became emotional when describing the months after her 1998 scandal with the president, when national attention was fixed on her. “Staring at the computer screen, I spent the day shouting: ‘oh my God!’ and ‘I can’t believe they put that in’ or ‘That’s so out of context,'” she said. “And those were the only thoughts that interrupted a relentless mantra in my head: ‘I want to die.'”

Lewinsky also recapped her affair with Clinton.

“Sixteen years ago, fresh out of college, a 22 year old intern in the White House — and more than averagely romantic — I fell in love with my boss in a 22-year old sort of way. It happens,” Lewinsky said. “But my boss was the president of the United States. That probably happens less often. Now I deeply regret it for many reasons, not the least of which is that people were hurt. And that is never okay.”

The former White House intern — who since has received a masters from the London School of Economics and tried her hand as a purse designer — said the affair was “my everything.”

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Lewinsky, however, struck a resilient tone, according to Forbes, and focused on what she wants to do going forward: End cyberbullying. The former White House intern has said in past interviews and essays that she feels a connection with people who have been caught up in online scandals that forever changed their lives.

In a May Vanity Fair piece, where she discussed life after her affair with Clinton, Lewinsky cited the 2010 Tyler Clementi case as the reason she was going public with her cause. Clementi was a freshman at Rutgers who committed suicide after his roommate secretly used a webcam to stream his sexual encounter.

“My own suffering took on a different meaning,” Lewinsky wrote about her reaction to the Clementi case. “Perhaps by sharing my story, I reasoned, I might be able to help others in their darkest moments of humiliation. The question became: How do I find and give a purpose to my past?”

In the piece, Lewinsky said her new goal was to “get involved with efforts on behalf of victims of online humiliation and harassment and to start speaking on this topic in public forums.”

Lewinsky’s speech comes on the same day that she joined Twitter, a move that is just the latest step in Lewinsky’s re-entry into public life.

She may have been swindled by Clinton, but to call out Drudge for their reporting? Typical liberal:

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Dr. Eowyn
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No, Monica. *You* — and the man whom you still call your “everything” — ruined your life. By blaming a medium of news and communication, you are *still* not taking responsibility for your own actions. Grow up, already.

EdK
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EdK

It sickens me to have to read or listen to so called tolerant liberals when all they have in mind is censoring the rest of us. take your fat disgusting ass back to wherever you were hiding and keep yourself there. ???

khetaamenti
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khetaamenti

Yep, as soon as I read the headline on Drudge this morning, my first thought was “typical liberal”. It’s never their fault…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Um, taking up Slick Willie on his overtures might’ve had something to do with it…

Steve
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But c’mon guys. Just let’s reminisce and remember that this little sexcapade, and slick willie going ” what is, is” almost brought the guy down. I mean wow. Poof, my daydream is gone. Here’s a quick A-Z list. Of bama’s greatest hits. A. Associated Press Scandal – Remember this? When Attorney General Eric Holder issued his own subpoena to seize phone records of a journalist? Apparently there was a “leak” and the Obama Administration doesn’t want you thinking for yourself, so he teamed up with his legal lapdog and seized several journalists personal home phone records, as well as many… Read more »

Lola
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Lola

Monica was a spoiled narcissistic brat, and Bill, a sociopath. Like a moth to the flame! I feel sorry for her, I really do. When she came out this year with some negative feelings about Hillary, and admitted her young life had been ruined, I thought maybe she was on the right track. For a brief moment, she was living in the light, and being authentic. Think of all the things she could have done at that point ! But she chose (or was chosen by her PR team) to find a victim niche, how sad for her, another tumble… Read more »

Northerngirl
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Northerngirl

What a pile of BS, Drudge reported a story that plenty of others also reported. If she wants to cast blame its with herself and her “boss.” I see she still hasn’t gained much wisdom in all this time but I guess you can’t fix stupid.

Steven Broiles
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No, Monica, YOU started it by writing to a friend, “I’m going to Washington to get my Presidential kneepads!” YOU chose to pursue a (criminal) man with a weakness. YOU chose to lead a (willing) man into another adulterous abomination.
TRUE, you DID save the dress as evidence. But WHO pointed a gun at your head and made you do this? NO ONE. And there you go again, ready, willing and able to disgrace yourself once again.
YOU, Monica Lewinsky, are a WILLING VICTIM.

Dave
Editor

No, you disgusting fat slut, you did it to yourself.
Matt Drudge wasn’t the one waxing the presidential pole in the Oral Office.
It was you.
God, will we ever be rid of the Clintons, Blewinskis, and all the rest of the nightmare players from the ’90s?
They are like a fungus you can’t seem to get rid of fully.
Enough.
-Dave

pnordman
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AMEN, DR. E!! My first thought exactly – you, Monica, did this to yourself. There comes a time in our lives when we must take personal responsibility for our actions. BTW, every time I hear a young gal scream “rape” I’m thinking, yeah, sure would like to hear the other side. We had five sons so I admit to some prejudice. I also worked at a university for many years and heard that pitiful cry of rape. OK, gals, put some modest clothing on and then tell me your sad story. Sorry, but I ran out of sympathy long ago… Read more »

Brenda Leeann Springer
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I believe that people are like water; which always seeks it own level. She is playing the “victim” card instead of owning her problems, caused by her poor lack of judgment and morals. Age 25 is not a child and by that age, the frontal lobes of the brain are fully developed. Monica, like others, are power hungry and star struck. She was not a babe lost in the woods and needs to get over herself and get on with life. I don’t agree with calling any woman a slut, but if that is what some think, then Bill is… Read more »

learn some humanity you gossipers
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learn some humanity you gossipers

My god, listen to yourselves. This poor woman has suffered far too much for one youthful indiscretion which completely ruined her life. Give it up already. I’m willing to bet that EVERY ONE of these hateful commenters has done something worse than this – and would just about die if their deeds were splashed on the cover of every magazine on earth. I hope you all suffer the persection that she did. Maybe it would teach you a little empathy and humanity, you awful, revolting, irredeemable people.