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Monica Lewinsky Walks Out of Interview over Question on Clinton

Monica Lewinsky was asked if she still expected Bill Clinton to apologise to her privately.

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Lewinsky was asked if she still expected Clinton to apologise to her privately, despite making a public apology.
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Anti-bullying activist Monica Lewinsky walked out of a live interview abruptly after she was asked whether she still expected an apology from former United States president Bill Clinton.

Lewinsky and Clinton were involved in a political sex scandal back in 1995 when she was working in the presidential office as an intern in White House. While Lewinsky had alleged an affair with Clinton in 1998, the former US president has maintained that he did not have any sexual relations with her.

Lewinsky, who was sitting for an interview with Israeli anchor Yonit Levi for Channel 2 in Jerusalem, walked off the stage after Levi asked if she still expected a private apology from Clinton.

Before leaving the stage, Lewinsky said, “I am so sorry, I am not gonna be able to do this.” However, she posted a statement on Twitter, reacting to the incident.

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Lewinsky said that the question was a “blatant disregard to their agreement” and that she had been misled. She explained that just a day earlier, she had told the channel that the question about the former president was “off limits.”

“I left because it is more important than ever for women to stand up for themselves and not allow others to control their narrative. To the audience, I’m very sorry that this had to end this way,” said Lewinsky, in her statement.

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