Monica Lewinsky tried to tempt Bill Clinton after their affair had ended by promising she would take all her clothes off if he would just meet her.
According to a report in The National Enquirer, this offer has come to light following the discovery of a four-minute tape never heard before. Apparently the tape was found by a cleaner and given to the Enquirer. On the tape, recorded in 1997, Lewinsky tries to persuade Clinton to see her with the tempting offer of getting naked.
Presumably she felt that would at least ensure that another dress would not be spoiled. Lewinsky, then 24, begged the president to meet her, “I really want to see you”. And she added “(I am) too cute and adorable’ to be ignored.” She suggests that they could meet in his office or go to a movie.
The tape continues: “Since I know you will be alone tomorrow evening, I have two proposals for you, neither of which is you not seeing me… I could take my clothes off and start… well… I know you wouldn’t enjoy that? I hope to see you later and I hope you will follow my script and do what I want.”
She suggests to him that he could arrange for his secretary, Betty Currie, to not formally register the meeting. She said: “So I don¹t have to stress out all day and I don¹t have to call her every two hours and bug her because, I know you will find this very hard to believe, but I can be a pain in the ass sometimes.”
She proposes that he tell Currie that he be leaving the office for a few minutes. “In the meantime I quickly sneak over and then we can have a nice little visit for, you know, 15 minutes or half an hour. Whatever you want,” She goes on, “I’m very persistent, but um… I really want to see you,”
The Enquirer reports that Lewinsky played the tape to Monica Tripp in November 1997 and asked her to give it to Clinton, explaining to her that she couldn’t face writing him another letter. It isn’t clear whether the meeting ever took place.
The tape and love letters that Lewinsky wrote to Clinton, were obtained by a cleaner, “I was supposed to shred everything in late 1998, but for some reason I kept this material.” the cleaner told the Enquirer.
In the letters, Lewinsky asks Clinton to explain why he finished the affair: “It was so sad seeing you last night because I was so angry with you that you once again rejected me and yet, all I wanted was for everyone else in the room to disappear and for you to hold me….I loved you with all of my heart, Bill. For the life of me, I can’t understand how you could be so kind and so cruel to me. What did I do to deserve this? I am seriously depressed because of everything that has happened.”
Lewinsky was just 22 when she allegedly had the first of nine sexual encounters with Clinton. When the scandal broke, she left the US and went to England, where she worked as news correspondent for the UK’s Channel Five News.
Although it has been 15 years since the affair, Monica Lewinsky’s shadow could still derail Hillary’s political ambitions and her anticipated bid for the White House in 2016.