Monica Lewinsky is an American personality that gained international notoriety after having an affair with President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, when she was an intern at the White House.
She was born on July 23, 1973 in San Francisco, California inside a Jewish household.
In 1995 she started working at the White House as an unpaid intern for then Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, and a few months later she earned a paid position in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.
Monica Lewinsky’s affair with President Bill Clinton
From November 1995 to March 1997, Lewinsky had nine sexual encounters with Bill Clinton, but none of those encounters included intercourse. In 1996 she was transfered to the Pentagon due to her superiors thinking she’d be spending way too much time around the president.
After she confided her relationship with the president to her co-worker Linda Tripp, Linda started recording all her subsequent conversations with Lewinsky.
That would end up being the beginning of the end, after that Lewinsky’s life was completely thorn apart in the court of public opinion, she has even said that she was the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.
She was paid $1 million in 1999 for an interview with Barbara Walters on “20/20”, and had over 70 million viewers, which makes it the second most watched interview in TV’s history, just behind Michael Jackson’s interview by Oprah Winfrey.
Monica Lewinsky Beyonc lyrics
After Beyonc announced that she’ll be reworking on the lyrics of a song in her new album due to ableist concerns, Monica Lewinsky took to Twitter to suggest the singer also removes her name from her 2013 song, “Partition”.
In the song, Jay-Z’s wife recalls a man “Monica Lewinsky’d all on my gown,” referencing Lewinsky’s affair with Clinton and the now famous blue dress that she wore and was key evidence during Clinton’s impeachment case.
Beyonc hasn’t made any public comments addressing Lewinsky’s request.
What’s Monica Lewinsky’s Net Worh?
Monica Lewinsky has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 million according to several reports.