Bill Clinton’s sex scandals are never far from the headlines.
The disgraced former President is in the news once again.
But this time he may never be able to recover after this bombshell was made public.
Monica Lewinsky Back in the News
Monica Lewinsky is back.
She sat for 20 hours worth of interviews for a documentary about how Bill Clinton’s affair with her almost destroyed his Presidency.
Lewinsky broke new ground in these interviews.
She revealed that she had to wear a wire and record phone conversations with friends.
This unnerved her.
“In order to cooperate and to avoid charges I would have to make phone calls, monitored phone calls they would record, and I’d have to wear a wire and go see people actually in person,” Lewinsky stated. “The ground completely crumbled in that moment. I felt so much guilt — and I was terrified.”
Lewinsky said the stress was so great she considered killing herself.
“I would be hysterically crying and then I’d just shut down,” Lewinsky explained. “And in the shut-down period I remember looking out the window and thinking the only way to fix this was to kill myself — was to jump out the window. I felt terrible. I was scared and was mortified and afraid of what this was going to do to my family. You know I was still in love with Bill at the time so I felt really responsible.“
What this Means for Bill Clinton
Many Americans already considered Clinton’s affair an abuse of power.
Clinton was the President of the United States carrying on affair with a 24-year-old intern.
Critics believe Lewinsky was put in a position where it was difficult to say no the President.
They believe Clinton preyed on her youth and position as an intern to take advantage of her.
But no one knew Clinton inflicted this much emotional distress on Lewinsky.
And that makes his comments in an interview with NBC even more appalling.
He told interviewer Craig Melvin that he never spoke to Lewinsky or offered her a personal apology.
“No, I do not,” he declared.
“I have never talked to her,” the former President explained. “But I did say publicly on more than one occasion that I was sorry. That’s very different. The apology was public.”
Lewinsky responded by writing in a Vanity Fair piece that Clinton should apologize for the good of the nation.
“What feels more important to me than whether I am owed or deserving of a personal apology is my belief that Bill Clinton should want to apologize,” Lewsinky wrote. “I’m less disappointed by him, and more disappointed for him. He would be a better man for it … and we, in turn, a better society.”
It’s doubtful Clinton will take her up on that advice.
But when Americans see the emotional and mental anguish the Clinton affair put Lewinsky through, it’s also doubtful that any apology Clinton could offer could make up for what he did.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.