*Has it been 10 whole years since the news of that stain on the blue dress of then White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, was discovered and revealed as a deposit from then president Bill Clinton?
Seems more like 20. But time heals – or at least distorts – right?
Ms. Lewinsky has surfaced wearing her big girl panties in an exclusive article in Vanity Fair. In the publication, which will be released in digital form tomorrow (May 8), she aims to set the record straight about her affair with the president; and speaks about her regrets, how much money she turned down following the revelation, clarifications on what really happened versus what was reported in the media, why she’s going public now, and much more.
“It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress,” she writes and also says: “I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened.”
Lewinsky, 40, wants to set straight the rumors that her silence was bought by the Clinton’s saying nothing could be further from the truth. She says it is time to stop “tiptoeing around my past—and other people’s futures. I am determined to have a different ending to my story. I’ve decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past. (What this will cost me, I will soon find out.)”
Here are a few juicy excerpts from the Lewinsky-penned article:
“Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship.”
“I turned down offers that would have earned me more than $10 million, because they didn’t feel like the right thing to do.”
And in one remark aimed at singer, Beyonce, Lewinsky requests one correction regarding the lyrics to her recent hit “Partition”:
“Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.’”
Read more of Lewinsky’s article at Vanity Fair.
The full story is available May 8 in the digital editions; subscribe now for access. The magazine will be on national newsstands and available in an audio edition on May 13.