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Monica Lewinsky says 'grief' led her to take part in new docuseries 'The Clinton Affair'
MSN 'News' ^ | November 13, 2018 | Jayme Deerwester

Posted on 11/13/2018 6:22:07 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin

With "The Clinton Affair," Monica Lewinsky is ready to revisit the 1998 sex scandal that nearly unraveled Bill Clinton's presidency, and she hopes by doing so she can retire the term "Lewinsky scandal" once and for all.

"I think 20 years is enough time to carry that mantle," the former White House intern, now 45, writes in a new Vanity Fair essay published Tuesday.

In the essay, she explains what motivated her to take part in the 6 1/2-hour series, which premieres Sunday (9 EST/PST) from Emmy-winning producer Blair Foster ("Get Me Roger Stone," "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind") and Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side," "The Looming Tower").

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Another impetus, she says, was grief: "Grief for the pain I caused others. Grief for the broken young woman I had been before and during my time in D.C., and the shame I still felt around that.

Grief for having been betrayed first by someone I thought was my friend, and then by a man I thought had cared for me. Grief for the years and years lost, being seen only as 'That Woman' – saddled, as a young woman, with the false narrative that my mouth was merely a receptacle for a powerful man’s desire. (You can imagine how those constructs impacted my personal and professional life.)"

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: lewinsky
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1 posted on 11/13/2018 6:22:07 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The feminists loved him, hated her.

Tells you everything you need to know.


2 posted on 11/13/2018 6:24:13 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Good grief, will she ever leave the stage?
3 posted on 11/13/2018 6:25:39 PM PST by CaptainK ('No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker')
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“Grief” my Great Aunt Fanny; she’s doing this for the money and attention!


4 posted on 11/13/2018 6:27:04 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I am very sad for what she had to go through. I just want to give her a big hug. I can’t imagine. It was all so unfair for her.


5 posted on 11/13/2018 6:27:05 PM PST by Yaelle
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I’ve always felt terribly sorry for her. BUT - she wants to apologize to Hillary? FOR WHAT?

Um, No. Look at all the women who came before and AFTER you, Monica!

This sexual PREDATOR is what he is...and his WIFE aided and abetted him EVERY step of the way!

And rumor has it...she’s running for President - AGAIN?!?!

Democrats are thoroughly lobotomized when it comes to the Clintons. I’ll NEVER understand it. Never.


6 posted on 11/13/2018 6:27:07 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
“The Clinton Affair” on A&E

Premiering Sunday, November 18 at 9P, the comprehensive three-night documentary series "The Clinton Affair" from Academy Award® and Emmy®-winning producer Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions and Emmy®-winning director Blair Foster weaves together never-before-seen archival footage with exclusive new interviews to examine the biggest political scandal of a generation and its lasting influence and reverberations on our country.


7 posted on 11/13/2018 6:28:23 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Grief?

I think she wanted to take one more shot at Bill.


8 posted on 11/13/2018 6:29:01 PM PST by cymbeline
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To: Yaelle

Ping to my Post #6. I felt sorry for her...up until today.

However, she’s been pretty ‘mum’ about it all for 20 years. Did the hush money finally run out?

One wonders. ;)


9 posted on 11/13/2018 6:29:04 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

It had nothing to do with “Cha-ching.”


10 posted on 11/13/2018 6:29:27 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy dies when Democrats refuse to accept the result of a democratic election they didn't win.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Arkancide Threat? More likely.

How has she been able to live at ‘The Watergate’ and support herself all these years? I never looked into it.


11 posted on 11/13/2018 6:31:56 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: CaptainK

Considering how this makes Hillary feel I wish Monica had taken the stage more often and more loudly.


12 posted on 11/13/2018 6:32:01 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Are we going to get a blow by blow account of the details? I hope not the less I know about Billy Boy the happier I am.


13 posted on 11/13/2018 6:32:07 PM PST by DazedVet (Self esteem cannot be taught in school but comes from actual achievement.)
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To: DazedVet

Only if you and Laz are lucky, LOL! :)


14 posted on 11/13/2018 6:33:18 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ( "Why can't you be more like Lloyd Braun?")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Anything that reminds us of what a pig was Bill Clinton is a good thing.


15 posted on 11/13/2018 6:34:43 PM PST by karnage
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Tough situation for her. As an adventure, she got the big fish. The affair would likely have fizzled and been forgotten, except he was too powerful, too famous, and in public political combat.

She got caught in that web,and then she couldn’t ever get away from it. It must have screwed up her love life almost completely, for a long time, if not forever.


16 posted on 11/13/2018 6:35:21 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Congrats are due to Monica for introducing a new verb to English language....Lewinsky!


17 posted on 11/13/2018 6:36:41 PM PST by entropy12 (One million LEGAL immigrants/year is too many, without vetting for skills, Wealth or English skills.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Some music to accompany your thread here...

        "Devil With A Blue Dress On" - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

18 posted on 11/13/2018 6:37:34 PM PST by Songcraft
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To: DazedVet

“...blow by blow account of the details...”

PLEASE, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


19 posted on 11/13/2018 6:37:39 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Monica is undergoing conversion therapy.
Grief into Cash.


20 posted on 11/13/2018 6:37:53 PM PST by Chewbarkah
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