It’s been more than two decades, and yet when the name Monica Lewinsky is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind for many of us (well, that is, if you hadn’t been born in the late 1990s or the 21st century) is this woman who was involved in a sex scandal with former US President Bill Clinton.
The story of the former president’s inappropriate behavior when dealing with women first made headlines when 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 when Jones’ lawyers were trying to establish Clinton’s pattern of behavior, which included his inappropriate sexual relations with other government employees.
When news of Clinton’s affair first came to light, he denied it in a press conference, and Lewinsky spent the next few weeks hiding from the media. The former president later admitted that he had an inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky, who was an intern at the White House at the time.
According to Lewinsky, the affair, later known as the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, took place between 1995 and 1997. However, she explained that what happened between her and the former president in the Oval Office never went beyond performing fellatio to Clinton, that there were no other sexual acts and that it never ended in sexual intercourse.
What became of the young intern after the scandal? Is she now married? Who is her husband? Where is she now? All answers can be found below.
What Happened To Her After The Scandal?
Monica and Clinton were both involved in the sex scandal; for Clinton, this led to his removal from office, 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 used it to her advantage, including rolling out a handbag line in her name. She also became a spokesperson for a diet plan and became a television personality.
At the height of the scandal, Lewinsky left the country for the UK to cool off and also to take a master’s degree at the London School of Economics. In 2006 she obtained a Master of Science degree in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics.
Where Is She Now?
Her immunity agreement limited what she was allowed to talk about in public, so basically everyone else but her was telling her story. During the years she tried to stay away from the media, she lived in Los Angeles, London, Portland, and New York, but because of her negative influence, she had problems getting work, especially in communications and marketing.
Monica Lewinsky would then emerge in 2014, after more than a decade and a half, to tell her own story in an essay entitled “Shame and Survival” that she wrote for Vanity Fair magazine. In the essay, she talked about her life and the scandal; she further claimed that the relationship between the two was consensual, even though the former president, who was twenty-seven years older than her, took advantage of it. The essay was nominated as a finalist for the National Magazine Award in 2015.
Later, in another essay, she revealed that after the sex scandal and subsequent investigations, she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and feelings of isolation. Today she is a stronger woman, a television personality, and a social activist who speaks out against cyberbullying with a focus on the prevention of bullying.
Lewinsky previously worked with Vanity Fair as a contributing author. In 2017 she joined several Hollywood celebrities who shared their experiences and campaigns 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 and has no children. She told Vanity Fair that she was dating, but who she was dating or was currently dating she did not want to reveal, the maintenance of her privacy is private and should be respected.
When talking to people in 2015, she said: “You can ask [about my love life], but I keep my private life private”. “I think people have known enough about my love life for a lifetime,” she added. She also did not reject the idea of getting married when she told people that she promised Barbara Walters a dance at her wedding, so we hope to be able to fulfill this promise one day.