Monica Lewinsky says Bill Clinton’s role in affair scandal was ‘wholly inappropriate’


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“I think what’s really important to remember in today’s world is that we never should have even gotten to a place where consent was a question,” Lewinsky told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead.”

“So it was wholly inappropriate as the most powerful man, my boss, 49 years old. I was 22, literally just out of college. And I think that the power differentials there are something that I couldn’t ever fathom consequences at 22 that I understand obviously so differently at 48.”

Renewed attention is being paid to the affair that Lewinsky, then a White House intern, had with Clinton, with the twists and turns of the scandal being dramatized in “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” a new FX series for which Lewinsky is a producer. She told Tapper Tuesday that “we’re seeing aspects of Bill that we haven’t seen before.”
The former President has reflected about his relationship with Lewinsky over the years, including in comments in 2018 where he seemed to defend himself and suggest he didn’t owe Lewinsky an apology, saying at the time: “No, I do not — I have never talked to her. But I did say publicly on more than one occasion that I was sorry. That’s very different. The apology was public.”
Clinton later admitted that the defense was not his “finest moment” and said he felt “terrible” that the affair had defined Lewinsky’s life.

As for her own portrayal in the series, Lewinsky said Tuesday that it was important the show didn’t do any “photoshopping” of her life.

“I felt that I shouldn’t get a pass as a producer. I think, first of all, I shouldn’t get a pass in general. You know, I think it’s important to take responsibility for mistakes, and I’ve worked hard to work through those,” she said. “But in particular with the show, there are so many people who have worked hard on the show and it was important to me that the credibility of the show be there.”

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