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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monica Lewinsky today. . .

London's Daily Mail Online has answered a question that I've been asking quietly.

Where is Monica Lewinsky? See, President Bill Clinton is all over the news again because of the upcoming election, but the intern has been missing from the public eye.

Lewinsky is 39 now, and according to the paper, she lives in New York with her mother.

MailOnline has learned that as she also continues her struggle with her weight, Monica now lives with her mother. She has moved out of the expensive apartment she rented for nearly a decade in the exclusive Archive building in Greenwich Village - where properties can cost up to $7,450-a-month for a one-bedroom apartment - and divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
When she stays in New York, she lives with her mother Marcia Straus, who owns a penthouse in the city.
I think it's horrible what happened to Lewinsky -- and that's not a popular thing to say. But women involved in affairs are always more harshly judged than the man. Now, Clinton was the married one. And as we know, he's quite the charmer. He had people thinking he was the first black president, but I digress. Lewinsky's reputation is stained beyond repair.

But, she -- according to the Daily Mail -- has been offered $12 million to write about her affair with Clinton.

She's been offered $12m to write the book, according to reports and it is said to include her intimate love letters to the ex-president and how he desired threesomes.
Is it revenge on her former flame? She certainly must have been aggrieved to watch as he managed to keep his family and career together in the fallout that followed the affair. But for Monica, she has never been able to emerge from its shadow and be known for anything other than that girl who wore that dress and had that affair.
There is no husband, as she dreamed of, no boyfriend, and no children, despite saying that she was 'romantic at heart' and that getting married and having kids was 'the most important thing to me.' 
After numerous failed attempts to reinvent herself professionally, there is no sign of a successful career either.


Findingmeagain said...

I agree that women that have affairs are judged more harshly. I also have always had a problem with the fact that she was a young woman when this happened. Young and though she was sexually mature she was naive in that she did not think of the repercussions of her actions. I think of the stupid things I did at that age and am glad they weren't played out for all the world to see. I did blame her initially when it all went down. How dare she mess up this couple but the truth is HE messed up that couple. She could have shown up in his office buck naked but a good man would have put his jacket over her and escorted her out and called mental health I don't think she's completely blameless in this but she damned sure didn't deserve the lions share of the blame. Also I blame her friend who urged her to come clean about the affair. That woman used her. And went onto to make a lot of money. Monica's life was on display and she paid a real price.

Cheris Hodges said...

I agree.