The story of Bill Clinton’s former mistress, Monica Lewinsky, continued to horrify the former first family, especially now that Hillary Clinton is running for presidency.
Now that all eyes are turned to the Democratic presidential candidate as she tries to become the first woman president of the United States, all types of issue continue to bug her campaign trail, including those that have long been buried in most of the people’s awareness.
Monica Lewinsky Scandal 2016
In an interview with CNN’s justice correspondent Pamela Brown, Clinton admitted that during those times were indeed hard and painful. In 1999, a scandal broke out on the alleged sexual relationship between the then 22-year-old White House intern Lewinsky.
“It was really hard. It was painful. And I was so supported by my friends. My friends just rallied around. They would come. They would try and make me laugh. They would recommend books to read. We’d go for long walks. We’d hang out. You know, eat bad food. I mean just the kind of things you do with your friends,” Clinton told CNN.
In retrospect, Clinton said what made the same experience very challenging is the fact that she had to get up every day despite the emotional turmoil she had gone through and perform her public functions as the first lady.
Monica Lewinsky Moving On
When her scandal with the then U.S President Bill Clinton erupted, Lewinsky has gone on a self-imposed retreat from the public sphere. Nearly 20 years after the scandal, Lewinsky has established herself as a speaker, author, and social activist.
Her profile in the International Association of Privacy Professionals, where she is set to deliver a talk, reads that she’s an advocate of the safer social media environment after personally experiencing the horror of being put in an online harassment.