Transcript for Monica Lewinsky shares when crush on President Clinton began
that new interview with Monica Lewinsky making headlines, in a new documentary. She accepts much of the blame for the Clinton scandal, and talks candidly about her mindset at 22, hoping she can help other young people avoid the painful scandal she was swept up in. Here's ABC's linsey Davis again tonight. Reporter: She is now 45 and making headlines again tonight. Monica Lewinsky, hoping to help other young women by sharing how she felt at 22, and how she says she was swept up into something she couldn't handle. He had the ability to hold everybody that was there. Not just young women, not just older women. But young men, older men, gay, straight, everybody is sort of starry-eyed in his presence. I kind of have to laugh at my younger self, but that was when my crush started. Reporter: Lewinsky recalls how she felt when a president paid attention to a white house intern. He, you know, paid a lot of attention to me. He spent time sort of standing there and held my hand longer than what he should have and gave what others have described as the full Bill Clinton. Reporter: In that new A&E docu-series, she explores what she was thinking, that led to what she calls her own poor decisions. She believes he was wrong, too. The moment we were actually in the back office for the first time, the truth is is that I think it meant more to me that someone who other people desired desired me. However wrong it was, however misguided, for who I was in that very moment, at 22 years old, that was how it felt. Reporter: Lewinsky now telling "Vanity fair," "An important part of moving forward is excavating, often painfully, what has gone before. I took the small, narrow sliver of a man I knew and mistook it for the whom." Lewinsky describes looking back at those 20-year-old images of her with the president saying, at the time, she was excited for all the wrong reasons. And that she had no idea that life as she had known it was about to end. David? All right, linsey Davis with us again tonight. Thank you.
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