Monica Lewinsky, the 22-year-old intern who was caught having sex with then-President Bill Clinton under his Oval Office desk, when he was 27-years her senior, is finally getting the courage to call Bill Clinton a “sexual predator”. While for many in the feminazi movement, it’s great to see these women coming out and destroying the lives of men accused of sexual assualt with a single, and in many cases unproven allegation, it’s also a head scratcher, as to why they waited for decades to say something? Monica Lewinsky sudden desire to join the #MeToo movement is no exception. She knew the truth about Bill Clinton decades ago. When Hillary was running for office and Bill was being treated like a rock-star at her campaign appearances, Monica couldn’t seem to find her voice. But all of a sudden, for some unnkonwn reason (financial gain?), Monica Lewinsky appears to have found her voice and has finally called out Bill Clinton for being a “sexual predator”.
On October 15, 2017, Lewinsky tweeted the #MeToo hashtag to show her support for the Women’s March.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) October 16, 2017
Not everyone was excited about Lewinsky jumping on the sexual assault bandwagon, however. Some were furious that she might harm Hillary’s reputation by calling out her husband Bill, who’s been accused multiple times of sexual assault and even rape.
She is allowing people trash Hillary and not setting them straight. So do not tell me what to do. Get lost.
— Sunflower Soul 2.9! (@SunflowerSoul71) October 16, 2017
Fast forward to February, 2018, and Monica Lewinsky is opening up about her relationship with Bill Clinton while posing in a new blue dress in the March issue of Vanity Fair.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) February 26, 2018
The former White House intern, 44, looks back at the affair with her much older and married boss through the lens of the #MeToo movement, writing in an essay for the magazine that while she may not qualify as a victim there is no denying that Clinton was a sexual predator.
She goes on to say that Chelsea and Hillary Clinton were examples of ‘grit and grace’ during that difficult time, while she was forced to remain silent ‘due to legal quarantine’ as Kenneth Starr forced even her own mother to testify against her in court.
Lewinsky explains that in the wake of the #MeToo movement many people have apologized to her for what she was forced to endure two decades ago, with one letter even bringing her to tears.
‘Yes, I had received many letters of support in 1998. And, yes (thank God!), I had my family and friends to support me. But by and large I had been alone,’ explains Lewinsky.
‘Publicly Alone—abandoned most of all by the key figure in the crisis, who actually knew me well and intimately. That I had made mistakes, on that we can all agree. But swimming in that sea of Aloneness was terrifying.’
Lewinsky makes it clear however that not everyone views her as a victim.
‘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 recognize that it constituted a gross abuse of power,’ states Lewinsky.
At the time the affair began between the president and his intern in November 1995, Clinton was 49 years old and Lewinsky was a 22-year-old White House employee.
Clinton would initially deny having sexual relations with Lewinsky in a sworn deposition back in January of 1998, going so far as to claim that the two were never even alone together in the White House.
Unbeknownst to him at the time, Lewinsky had already revealed to Linda Tripp that the two were together nine times between that first encounter and March of 1997, and engaged in oral sex multiple times.
The affair became public one day after Clinton’s sworn testimony, at which point Tripp gave tapes of Lewinsky admitting to her relationship to Kenneth Star, who at the time was pursuing the Whitewater controversy and Clinton’s alleged sexual harassment of Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee.
Clinton continued to deny reports that he had relations with with the brunette from Beverly Hills even after the report broke, famously saying: ‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky’ in a nationally televised White House news conference.’
Months later, he admitted to the affair and claimed that his definition of sexual relations differed from that of others.
This resulted in the House voting to impeach Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice back in December of 1998, with the vote then moving to the Senate.
The Senate then acquitted him of those charges when the Senate did not achieve the two-thirds vote necessary to remove Clinton from office.
A second attempt at impeachment, on an additional perjury charge and abuse of power, never made it past the House.
Tripp had worked in the Pentagon alongside Lewinsky when the former White House intern opened up to her about her affair with Bill Clinton.
She taped their conversations for months it was later revealed and then handed the recordings over to Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr to avoid facing wiretapping charges. –Daily Mail