Monica Lewinsky breaks years-long silence about Clinton affair, aftermath

05/06/2014 1:14 PM

05/06/2014 1:35 PM

Monica Lewinsky is breaking her silence.

The woman who became famous more than 15 years ago when, as a White House intern, she had a sexual relationship with President Bill Clinton, has written an exclusive account of that experience (and the years since) for Vanity Fair.

In a piece online (slugged "monica-lewinsky-speaks"), Lewinsky attacks her years of silence directly — "So silent, in fact,” she writes, “that the buzz in some circles has been that the Clintons must have paid me off; why else would I have refrained from speaking out? I can assure you that nothing could be further from the truth.”

Now 40, Lewinsky said, "I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened.”

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