Monica Lewinsky has shown time and time again that she is happy to laugh at herself and the scandal that made her a household name.
On Twitter, Lewinsky regularly makes jokes along the same lines, such as this one from earlier this week:
Or this one:
def not me. :eyes:
- Monica Lewinsky (she/her) (@MonicaLewinsky) August 7, 2019
Or when she disagreed with some career advice she'd previously been given:
an internship at the white house will be amazing on your resume. :flushed:
- Monica Lewinsky (she/her) (@MonicaLewinsky) July 14, 2019
Lewinsky made headlines around the world after she had an affair with then President Bill Clinton while she worked as an intern at the White House in the 90s.
Clinton initially denied the affair, using the now infamous words: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
However, it later transpired that he had and Lewinsky, who was 22 at the time, had indeed had sexual relations.
Lewinsky would later testify to having had nine sexual encounters in the Oval Office with Clinton between 1995 and 1997.
The Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, as it became known, led to the then-POTUS being impeached, while Lewinsky became an overnight celebrity.
She stepped out of the limelight in 2005, moving to London to do a masters degree in psychology, before becoming an activist and speaker about cyberbullying.
In an article she wrote for Vanity Fair in 2018, Lewinsky said the affair had been 'an abuse of power'.
Writing at the height of the #metoo movement, she said: "There are even some people who feel my White House experiences don't have a place in this movement, as what transpired between Bill Clinton and myself was not sexual assault, although we now recognise that it constituted a gross abuse of power."
Clinton has since spoken out about the affair and the treatment Lewinsky got from the public and media.
Speaking on the documentary series Hillary, he said: "I feel terrible about the fact that Monica Lewinsky's life was defined by it, unfairly I think.
"Over the years, I've watched her trying to get a normal life back again, but you've got to decide how to define normal."
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