Monica Lewinsky Opens Up About President Clinton Sex Scandal

Posted on April 18th, 2016 at 1:38 pm
True President Clinton Sex ScandalMonica Lewinsky is opening up about the "shame" she felt during the aftermath of the President Clinton sex scandal. "I felt like every layer of my skin and my identity were ripped off of me in '98 and '99. It's a skinning of sorts. You feel incredibly raw and frightened. But I also feel like the shame sticks to you like tar," Lewinsky tells The Guardian. "I think it's fair to say that whatever mistakes I made, I was hung out to dry by a lot of people – by a lot of the feminists who had loud voices," she continues. "I wish it had been handled differently. It was very scary and very confusing to be a young woman thrust on to the world stage and not belonging to any group. I didn't belong to anybody." But Monica has managed to turn the sticky situation into something positive, by becoming an activist against cyber bullying. "To be able to give a purpose to my past, if I'm stuck with my past, feels meaningful to me," she says now. "Integrate what has happened to you. Integrate the experience, the faster the better," she advises. "There's shame about the shame. So there's a tendency to not want to tell someone what's going on."