Monica Lewinsky revisits 'humiliation' of Clinton affair in interview

A man reads the latest edition of Vanity Fair with an article on Monica Lewinsky on a news stand in New YorkMonica Lewinsky, the one-time White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton in the 1990s nearly brought down his presidency, said she ended up feeling like “the most humiliated woman in the world.” In her first television interview in a decade, Lewinsky, who became a constant punch line for late-night comedians, is part of a National Geographic documentary, “The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?” that airs on Sunday. In the National Geographic interview, she recalled the day in 1998 when special prosecutor Kenneth Starr issued a report on the scandal, including vivid details about her affair with Clinton, has one of the worst in her life. “I mean it was just violation after violation.” Lewinsky largely dropped from sight after the scandal died out but her name resurfaced in U.S. political discourse in February, when former first lady and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton was quoted as calling her “a narcissistic looney-tune” in an article based on the papers of a Clinton friend.

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