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Lewinsky Gives First TV Interview in 10 Years: I Was ‘Virgin to Humiliation’

Following her recent tell-all essay in Vanity Fair, Monica Lewinsky will appear for his first television interview in more than 10 years on National Geographic channel’s special “The 90s: The Last Great Decade?” This morning, the Today show aired the first excerpts from the interview.

In the special, Lewinsky describes how she felt when the Starr report was released, detailing everything about her affair with President Bill Clinton.


“That was one of the worst days of my life. I was a virgin to humiliation of that level, until that day,” she said. “To have my narrative ripped from me, and turned into the Starr report, and things that were turned over or things they delved out of my computer that I thought were deleted. I mean it was just violation after violation.”

“To be in the vortex of this media maelstrom was quite alarming, and frightening. And confusing. I think a lot, too, had to do with the fact that I was a woman,” Lewinsky recalled. She said she found it “excruciating” to see people in the media refer to her as “stupid, and a slut, and a bimbo, and ditzy.”

The three-night miniseries featuring interview with Lewinsky and others will begin this coming Sunday night, July 6, at 9 p.m. on National Geographic.

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