In her first television interview since 2003, Monica Lewinsky called the release of the infamous Starr Report as “one of the worst days of my life,”
The investigative report, compiled by independent council Kenneth Starr and released on Sept. 11, 1998, detailed the former White House intern’s scandalous affair with President Bill Clinton in 445 pages.
“That was one of the worst days of my life,” Lewinsky said to the National Geographic Channel for a documentary, which airs Sunday on the cable channel and previewed Tuesday on “Today.”
Turns out that the former White House intern, who was only 22 when Americans learned of her relationship with their president, was pretty innocent in some regards. “I was a virgin to humiliation of that level until that day,” Lewinsky explained, employing a somewhat ironic choice of words.
Prior to publishing an essay about coping with Monicagate in May’s issue of Vanity Fair, Lewinsky had remained silent for over a decade.
Her latest revelations suggest that she is growing a bit more comfortable and “experienced” in the spotlight.