May 6th, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Monica Lewinsky breaks her silence: 'My boss took advantage of me'

In an essay for Vanity Fair titled "Shame and Survival," Monica Lewinsky maintains that even though she was an intern when the relationship began, the affair was between two consenting adults.

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She writes, "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."

Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley and CNN Political Commentator Hilary Rosen discuss why Lewinsky decided to break her silence now.

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  1. Chelopez

    Go away!

    June 2, 2014 at 7:35 am | Reply
  2. Rodger Olsen

    She seems to be embarrassed now about the time she spent on her knees under a desk. However, it was her choice and she should have the integrity not to blame others for what she die.

    May 23, 2014 at 7:56 am | Reply
  3. Open Minded Women

    It seems like a good poll would be, "If you were Monica's age and in her position, would you have done the same?" My guess is a large percentage of women would say yes. He was a powerful, brilliant man who obviously had a power to persuade back then and is still very popular. What young woman in her position would pass up the have a relationship with one of the best leaders of our time?

    May 7, 2014 at 8:04 pm | Reply

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