Monica Lewinsky: 'I Was the Most Humiliated Woman in the World'

Former intern opens up on National Geographic about the scandal that rocked the White House.
2:08 | 07/07/14

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Now to mooul momonica lewinsky opening up in the new interview, talking about the trauma she endured and her determination to take her life back. Claire shipman has her story. I was the most humiliated woman in the world. Reporter: It was the sex scandal that rocked the white house and the world. And now 20 years later, Monica lewinsky says the anguish is fresh. She described her terror as the FBI ambushed her at a shopping mall about her relationship with president Clinton. I don't know thousand accurately describe the shock and the trauma and the fear. They threatened me with 27 years in jail or I had cooperate. The third option was, I looked out the window, I'll just jump. Reporter: In her first television interview in years, the former white house intern talked on the '90s, the last great decade. To be in the vortex of this media maelstrom was frightening and alarming, and confuse. A lot had to do with the fact I was a woman. Reporter: Of course, president Clinton was grilled about the relationship. The pivotal point, I asked the president about gifts that he had given to Monica lewinsky. My questions were specific, he knew at that point there had been a breach in their covenant of secrecy. And at that point, his demeanor changed. He became troubled. His face became flushed, and his hands began to shake. You could see in his face, a light went off, and he knew there was a rat in the woodpile. Someone had given them, funneled them information. Reporter: Lewinsky waited far gesture from the president, never came. I felt there should be an apology to my parents. I was a young girl when I started as an intern. He and I both made mistakes, but he really was more the adult in the situation. Reporter: For "Good morning America," chairshipman, ABC news. And part to two of the 90s,

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