Monica Lewinsky Humiliation, Scandal And Absolution

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Monica Lewinsky faced public humiliation after the sex scandal broke.

Monica Lewinsky, “the most humiliated woman in the world, will be featured in the National Georgraphic documentary about the 1990’s. The three-part miniseries event which began on Sunday, July 6, will end with Monica Lewinsky describing the humiliation she endured while dealing with the ramifications of the Bill Clinton scandal: “That was one of the worst days of my life.” “I was a virgin to humiliation of that level, until that day… I was the most humiliated woman in the world,” according to the Daily Mail. The show will air on Sunday at 9 p.m.

The Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky humiliation sex scandal was exposed in January 1998 after close friend Linda Tripp revealed all of Monica Lewinsky’s sex secrets regarding her relationship with President Bill Clinton. Lewinsky confided freely in her friend, Linda Tripp, and considered the older woman a true friend. But that misguided confidence came back to haunt her as Lewinsky was bombarded by news reporters who begged the young woman for details about the affair.

Once the humiliating affair was exposed, the entire world waited to hear from the president. President Bill Clinton finally announced to the public that he had never had “sexual relations with that woman,” and that the allegations were completely false. Once it became known that the affair was indeed true, and that there was proof, the president later admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with Lewinsky. In an interview with Barbara Walters, Lewinsky stated that she felt like trash. The former intern also described feeling “dirty and used.” Lewinsky’s humiliating experience is chronicled in the book “Monica’s Story,” which was published in 1999.

Though the 1990’s proved to be a wonderful time to many people due to the flourishing economy and great music, For Lewinsky, the humiliation of having her sex life with the president exposed was almost more than she could bear.

Monica Lewinsky thought she would break under the humiliation as people called her a slut, a bimbo and a seductress. She handled the humiliation by retreating from society—banishing herself from society, so to speak. But now she says that it is time for her to move on with her life and move on beyond the Clinton scandal. In an interview this year with Vanity Fair, she stated: It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress.

Lewinsky has been seen few times over the past 16 years. After the scandal, she began selling her own line of handbags and became a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig. She also attended the London School of Economics, where she earned a master’s degree in social psychology.

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