Monica Lewinsky Walks Out Of Jerusalem Interview After Host Brings Up Bill Clinton
Monica Lewinsky walked out of a Jerusalem speaking engagement on Monday after she was asked whether or not she expects a “personal apology” from former president Bill Clinton.
After giving what the Jerusalem Post described as a “thoughtful, emotional speech to the gathered crowd at the Jerusalem Convention Center,” Lewinsky was set to give a 15-minute interview with Yonit Levi of Channel 2.
Except, as Lewinsky later described via Twitter, Levi broke their agreement when she brought up that line of questioning.
“Recently in an interview with NBC News, former President Bill Clinton was rather irate when he was asked if he had ever apologized to you personally, and he said he apologized to you publicly. Do you still expect a personal apology?” Levi asked. (RELATED: Bill Clinton Gets Heated Under Questioning About Monica Lewinsky)
At which point Lewinsky said, “I’m sorry, I’m not going to be able to do this” and abruptly left the stage.
so here’s what happened… pic.twitter.com/Y7gLs3SDLF
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) September 3, 2018
“After a talk today on the perils and positives of the Internet, there was to be a 15 minute conversation to follow up on the subject of my speech (not a news interview),” Lewinsky wrote. “There were clear parameters about what we would be discussing and what we would not. In fact, the exact question the interviewer asked first, she had put to me when we met the day prior. I said that was off limits. When she asked me it on the stage, with blatant disregard of our agreement, it became clear to me that I had been misled.”