It is over two decades and yet when the name Monica Lewinsky is mentioned, the first thing that comes to the mind of many of us (well, that is if you were not born in the late 1990s or 21st century) is that woman who was in a sex scandal with former U.S president Bill Clinton.
The tale of the former President’s inappropriate behavior with women first made headlines when a former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones accused him of sexually harassing her when he was working with the Governor of Arkansas. Jones had filed a lawsuit against Clinton and it was during the discovery phase of the case that Lewinsky’s name was first mentioned as Jones’ lawyers sought to establish Clinton’s pattern of behavior which involved his inappropriate sexual relationships with other government employees.
When the news of Clinton’s affair first broke out, he denied it in a news conference and Lewinsky would spend the next few weeks hiding from the media. The former President would later admit to having an inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky, who worked as an intern at the White House at the time.
According to Lewinsky, the affair which later became known as the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal happened between 1995 and 1997. She, however, stated that what happened between her and the former president in the oval office never went beyond her performing a fellatio on Clinton, there were no other sexual acts involved, neither did it ever end in a sexual intercourse.
What became of the young intern after the scandal? Is she married now? Who is her Husband? Where is she now? Find all the answers below.
What Happened To Her After The Scandal?
Monica and Clinton were both mired in the sex scandal; For Clinton, it led to his impeachment and for the young intern (at the time), her name was everywhere in the media. Although she gained international recognition for the wrong reason, she did use it to her advantage which included rolling out a handbag line in her name. She also became an advertising spokesperson for a diet plan and became a TV personality.
At the Peak of the scandal, Lewinsky left the country for the U.K to cool off and to also pursue a masters degree program at the London School of Economics. In 2006, she bagged a Master of Science degree in Social psychology from the institution.
Where Is She Now?
Her immunity agreement restricted what she could talk about in public, so basically, every other person told her story except her. During the years she tried to stay away from the media, she lived in Los Angeles, London, Portland, and New York, but due to her negative influence, she had issues getting jobs especially in communication and marketing sphere.
Monica Lewinsky would then surface in 2014 after over a decade and a half to tell her own story in an essay titled “Shame and Survival”, which she wrote for Vanity Fair magazine. In the essay, she talked about her life and the scandal; she still maintained that although the former President who was twenty-seven years older than her took advantage of her, that the relationship between them was consensual. The essay was the 2015 National Magazine Award finalist.
She later revealed in another essay that she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and feelings of isolation after the sex scandal and investigations that followed afterward. Today, she is a stronger woman, a TV personality and a social activist who speaks up against a cyberbullying, with emphasis on bullying prevention.
Lewinsky previously worked with Vanity Fair as a contributing writer. In 2017, she joined several Hollywood celebrities who came out to share their experiences and campaign against sexual harassment and assault in the industry with the #MeToo hashtag.
Is Monica Lewinsky Married, Who Is Her Husband?
Lewinsky has never been married, nor does she have any kids. She told Vanity Fair that she dates but who she has dated or is currently dating, she wouldn’t disclose, maintaining her private life is private and should be respected.
Speaking to People back in 2015, she said: “You can ask [about my love life], but I keep my personal life private”. “I think people have known enough about my romantic life for a lifetime”, she added. She also hasn’t scrapped out the idea of getting married as she told People that she’ had promised Barbara Walters a dance at her wedding, so we do hope to make good on that promise someday.