Transcript for Monica Lewinsky Breaks Her 10 Year Silence
A familiar name is back in the headlines Monica Lewinsky now forty years old and breaking her silence of more than ten years about President Clinton. Her -- regrets that blue dress and what she hopes for Hillary Clinton. ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. It was the intern who had the affair did impeach the president. The world hasn't heard much from Monica Lewinsky since those days. Now she is breaking a decade of silence I myself deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton she writes in Vanity Fair. Sure my boss took advantage of me but -- always remained firm on this point. It was -- consensual relationship. Any abuse came in the aftermath when I was made a scapegoat. In order to protect his powerful position. She reacts to recently released Clinton White House papers quoting Hillary Clinton calling her a narcissistic. Looney tune. If that's the worst thing she said I should be so lucky Lewinsky rights. But I find her impulse to blame the woman not only me but -- -- troubling. And back in 1999 Lewinsky spoke to Barbara Walters about the affair in one of the most watched television interviews of all time biggest -- Yes what did you think. -- -- -- that. Since then Lewinsky now forty spent time as a handbag designer got a master's degree in social psychology and pursued a career in communications. She says she state inclusive especially after Hillary Clinton ran for president for fear of becoming a political issue. But she says she will be re close -- no more writing quote. It's time to burden the beret and buried the blue dress she promises a new media project in the near future. To help victims of online harassment and humiliation. Jonathan Karl ABC news Washington.
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