For the first time, Monica Lewinsky has spoken in detail about her affair with former President Bill Clinton which lasted 2 years.
Monica, who was a White House intern at the time Clinton was president, stated that granting this interview was a risk she had to take.
Speaking in a preview for the upcoming A&E docuseries The Clinton Affair, Monica said:
In order to cooperate and avoid charges and I would have to make monitored phone calls which they would listen in to and record and I might have to wear a wire and go see people in person.
Lewinsky said she was so overwhelmed by this that she began to think of committing suicide a few hours later. She broke down in tears as she recalled this period of her life.
She said in the interview:
The ground completely crumbled in that moment. I felt so much guilt. And I felt terrified.
An FBI agent involved in the case acknowledged this, saying that Lewinsky was “alternating between being hysterical, being angry, being abusive.”
At the time the affair began between the president and his intern in November 1995, Clinton was 49 years old and Lewinsky was a 22-year-old White House employee.
Read the full interview here.
Clinton initially denied having sexual relations with Lewinsky in a sworn deposition back in January of 1998, going so far as to claim that the two were never even alone together in the White House.