Do you remember Monica Lewinsky?
Of course you do…
Well, she made the major headlines with her upcoming “come clean” article in Vanity Fair issue on May 13.
What we are going to find out is how she was negatively branded from Clinton’s administration in order to keep his position strong.
“Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position. . . . The Clinton administration, the special prosecutor’s minions, the political operatives on both sides of the aisle, and the media were able to brand me. And that brand stuck, in part because it was imbued with power.” – writes Monica.
According to her, it all started back in September 2010, when Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers committed suicide. Apparently, he took his life because of public humiliation due to webcam streaming of him kissing another man.
Lewinsky writes that both she and her mother were deeply disturbed and brought into tears: “She was reliving 1998, when she wouldn’t let me out of her sight. She was replaying those weeks when she stayed by my bed, night after night, because I, too, was suicidal. The shame, the scorn, and the fear that had been thrown at her daughter left her afraid that I would take my own life—a fear that I would be literally humiliated to death.”
Lewinsky adds that, although she is being open about her suicidal temptations, she never attempted suicide.
Now, she wants to use her story and help others “in their darkest moments of humiliation”. According to her, she might be the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the internet. (thanks to the Drudge Report)
Her goal is to address the public/online harassment and bullying by raising her voice in public forums and raising awareness about the consequences.
She also says: “I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened. It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress”
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What she was going through?
“I turned down offers that would have earned me more than $10 million, because they didn’t feel like the right thing to do.” Also, she was trying to get a job in the communication and branding industry…but “because of what potential employers so tactfully referred to as my ‘history, I was never ‘quite right’ for the position. In some cases, I was right for all the wrong reasons, as in ‘Of course, your job would require you to attend our events.’ And, of course, these would be events at which press would be in attendance.” – writes Lewinsky.
What do you think?
We are currently debating if this is some kind of a public stunt…trying to see what is the agenda behind all of this.
I mean…maybe the story about the Clementi’s tragedy is true, but you will agree that, maybe there is something else that we don’t see.
Anyway, we are going to find out soon 🙂
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p.s. Check this video that sums all the details