Monica Lewinsky is speaking out in her first TV interview in 10 years. In the interview, she said, “I was the most humiliated woman in the world.”
The 40-year-old Lewinsky is in the midst of a high-profile return to the national spotlight. On Monday night she was spotted at a gala in London.
Now, Lewinsky is interviewed in the upcoming special, The 90's: The Last Great Decade? airing on the National Geographic Channel.
This is what she says about the bombshell 1998 report about her affair with former President Bill Clinton: “That was one of the worst days of my life. I was a virgin to humiliation of that level, until that day.”
The report by special prosecutor Kenneth Starr revealed salacious details about the sexual relations the president had with Lewinsky.
Lewinsky said, “To have my narrative ripped from me and turned into the Starr report and things that were turned over, or things they delved out of my computer that I thought were deleted. I mean, it was just a violation after violation.”
NBC News anchor Brian Williams remembers the scandal's devastating impact on the nation, saying, "There were nights, because I had young children and I was a parent first, where I called home and said, 'Maybe this is a good night to mute the first part of the broadcast or keep the television off.'"
Lewinsky's re-emergence into the public eye comes as Hillary Clinton has released her book, Hard Choices and gears up for her own possible run for president in 2016.
Hillary Clinton told Diane Sawyer she bears no grudges against Lewinsky. Although she reportedly once called the former White House intern a "narcissistic loony toon."
Hillary told Sawyer, “I would wish her well. I hope that she is able to, you know, think about her future and construct a life that she finds meaning and satisfaction in.”
The 90's: The Last Great Decade? begins Sunday, July 6 at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel.