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Monica Lewinsky Finally Speaks Out About Clinton Affair; Talks Beyonce’s ‘Partition’ Lyrics, Too

Monica Lewinsky is tired of hiding in the shadows while the internet continues to brand her as the sidepiece and make jokes about her infamous affair with President Bill Clinton. So why now?

The suicide of Tyler Clementi, an 18 year-old college student who killed himself after a video of him kissing another boy was leaked online, inspired Monica Lewinsky to finally come from out of the shadows and to speak out. Monica Lewinsky is still the poster child for internet humiliation, tabloid fodder, and the butt of late night jokes, although the scandal broke in 1998. Therefore she wants to let people know that no matter how dark the situation becomes, suicide shouldn’t be the final answer. To prove her point, Monica Lewinsky has penned a letter to Vanity Affair that will post online (May 8th), detailing the fallout from the affair while clearing up many, many rumors.

…my own suffering took on a different meaning. Perhaps by sharing my story, I reasoned, I might be able to help others in their darkest moments of humiliation. The question became: How do I find and give a purpose to my past?

Monica Lewinsky Speaks Shame Suicide Vanity Fair

As I’m reading Monica’s words, the lyrics to Beyonce’s Partition is playing in the background of my brain; I imagine Monica Lewinsky has heard this song a few times. Turns out she has. Monica Lewinsky responds to the lyrics and to Beyonce with great wit:

And she [Lewinsky] requests one correction of Beyoncé, 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.’”

Now that groupies are winning in 2014, isn’t it time to finally forgive Monica Lewinsky? She admits that the affair was very consensual and that Bill Clinton didn’t will his power against her, well not until the aftermath when the story went public and the lawyers got involved. For the most part she talks about turning down book offers for well over $10 million because it just didn’t seem right, although it’s still hard for her to find employment. Also, The Clintons never silenced her or paid her off, embarrassment drove her underground, and nothing more. Lastly, she wants Hillary Clinton to know how deeply sorry she is:

I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened.

Wow, back then the sidepiece had class j/k. Today they would write a tell-all book, get a reality show, and move on to the next baller and have his baby. My how society has changed in the age of Scandal. Make sure you check out the full article online when it drops on May 8th via Vanity Fair. I’m glad Monica is finally giving her voice to the matter.



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