42 Facts About Monica Lewinsky


Monica Samille Lewinsky was born on July 23,1973 and is an American activist and writer.


Monica Lewinsky subsequently engaged in a variety of ventures that included designing a line of handbags under her name, serving as an advertising spokesperson for a diet plan, and working as a television personality.


Monica Lewinsky later left the public spotlight to pursue a master's degree in psychology in London.


Monica Lewinsky was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in an affluent family in Southern California in the Westside Brentwood area of Los Angeles and later in Beverly Hills.


Monica Lewinsky's father is Bernard Lewinsky, an oncologist, who is the son of German Jews who escaped from Nazi Germany, first moving to El Salvador and then finally to the United States when he was 14.


Monica Lewinsky's mother, born Marcia Kay Vilensky, is an author who uses the name Marcia Lewis.


The family attended Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and Monica Lewinsky attended Sinai Akiba Academy, the school affiliated with the Temple.

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Monica Lewinsky attended Beverly Hills High School for three years before transferring to Bel Air Prep, graduating in 1991.


Monica Lewinsky moved to Washington, DC and took up the position in July 1995.


Monica Lewinsky moved to a paid posting in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs in December 1995.


Monica Lewinsky told co-worker Linda Tripp about her relationship with Clinton and Tripp began secretly recording their telephone conversations beginning in September 1997.


Monica Lewinsky left her position at the Pentagon in December 1997.


Monica Lewinsky submitted an affidavit in the Paula Jones case in January 1998 denying any physical relationship with Clinton and she attempted to persuade Tripp to lie under oath in that case.


Monica Lewinsky convinced Lewinsky to save the gifts that Clinton had given her during their relationship and not to dry clean a blue dress that was stained with Clinton's semen.


The matter instantly occupied the news media, and Monica Lewinsky spent the next weeks hiding from public attention in her mother's residence at the Watergate complex.


Clinton and Monica Lewinsky were both called before a grand jury.


Clinton testified via closed-circuit television, while Monica Lewinsky testified in person.


Monica Lewinsky was granted transactional immunity by the Office of the Independent Counsel in exchange for her testimony.


Monica Lewinsky made about $500,000 from her participation in the book and another $1 million from international rights to the Walters interview, but was still beset by high legal bills and living costs.


At the start of 2000, Monica Lewinsky began appearing in television commercials for the diet company Jenny Craig, Inc The $1 million endorsement deal, which required Monica Lewinsky to lose 40 or more pounds in six months, gained considerable publicity at the time.


Monica Lewinsky said that despite her desire to return to a more private life, she needed the money to pay off legal fees, and she believed in the product.


Monica Lewinsky stopped running the Lewinsky ads in February 2000, concluded her campaign entirely in April 2000, and paid her only $300,000 of the $1 million contracted for her involvement.


Also at the start of 2000, Monica Lewinsky moved to New York City, lived in the West Village, and became an A-list guest in the Manhattan social scene.


Later in 2000, Lewinsky worked as a correspondent for Channel 5 in the UK, on the show Monica's Postcards, reporting on US culture and trends from a variety of locations.


Monica Lewinsky hosted a reality television dating program, Mr Personality, on Fox Television Network in 2003, where she advised young women contestants who were picking men hidden by masks.

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Some Americans tried to organize a boycott of advertisers on the show, to protest Monica Lewinsky's capitalizing on her notoriety.


Monica Lewinsky could have made it right with the book, but he hasn't.


Monica Lewinsky stopped selling her handbag line and moved to London to study social psychology at the London School of Economics.


In December 2006, Monica Lewinsky graduated with a Master of Science degree.


Monica Lewinsky did correspond in 2009 with scholar Ken Gormley, who was writing an in-depth study of the Clinton scandals, maintaining that Clinton had lied under oath when asked detailed and specific questions about his relationship with her.


In May 2014, Monica Lewinsky wrote an essay for Vanity Fair magazine titled "Shame and Survival", wherein she discussed her life and the scandal.


Monica Lewinsky continued to maintain that the relationship was mutual and wrote that while Clinton took advantage of her, it was a consensual relationship.


In July 2014, Monica Lewinsky was interviewed in a three-part television special for the National Geographic Channel, titled The 90s: The Last Great Decade.


In March 2015, Monica Lewinsky continued to speak out publicly against cyberbullying, delivering a TED talk calling for a more compassionate Internet.


In September 2015, Monica Lewinsky was interviewed by Amy Robach on Good Morning America, about Bystander Revolution's Month of Action campaign for National Bullying Prevention Month.


Monica Lewinsky wrote the foreword to an October 2017 book by Sue Scheff and Melissa Schorr, Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate.


Monica Lewinsky did write that looking back at her relationship with Bill Clinton, although it was consensual, because he was 27 years older than she and in a position with a lot more power than she had, in her opinion the relationship constituted an "abuse of power" on Clinton's part.


Monica Lewinsky added that she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder due to what she had experienced after the relationship was disclosed.


In September 2018, Monica Lewinsky spoke at a conference in Jerusalem.


The first question Levi asked was whether Monica Lewinsky thinks that Clinton owes her a private apology.


Monica Lewinsky refused to answer the question, and walked off the stage.


Monica Lewinsky later tweeted that the question was posed in a pre-event meeting with Levi, and Lewinsky told her that such a question was off limits.