Vanity Fair will publish an article by Monica Lewinsky about her life and affair with Bill Clinton on Thursday, the magazine says in a preview that includes a few excerpts from the piece:
Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position. . . . The Clinton administration, the special prosecutor’s minions, the political operatives on both sides of the aisle, and the media were able to brand me.
Lewinsky was apparently motivated to begin speaking publicly by the 2010 suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, who killed himself after a "cyberbullying" incident. By way of explaining this seemingly random impetus, Lewinsky says she wants to help "victims of online humiliation and harassment"—and, as she points out, she was "possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet."