A Portland, Ore., teacher who had an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky at the same time she was engaging in illicit acts with President Bill Clinton is now auctioning off several artifacts tied to the rendezvous — including, at least one sample of her lingerie.
The teacher, Andy Blelier, has more than 30 items from his affair with Ms. Lewinski — including several articles of clothing she gave to his now ex-wife — and they're all headed to the auction block, United Press International reported. Ms. Lewinski befriended the wife while carrying on an affair with Mr. Blelier, UPI said. Ms. Lewinski admitted the affair with Mr. Blelier through her attorney in 1998, the Washington Post reported.
"Items owned by Monica Lewinsky, especially relating to the Clinton scandal and ken Starr investigation are exceedingly rare," said auctioneer Nate Sanders, whose auction house is in possession of the items, UPI reported. "This is, to my knowledge, the only collection of this nature to come to light."
Among the items: One of Ms. Lewinsky's black negligees, greeting cards from Ms. Lewinsky to Mr. Bleiler and a letter from President Clinton.
The letter states, UPI reported, "Dear Andy: Hillary and I want to personally extend our warmest wishes to you as you gather with your family and friends to celebrate your birthday. As you look forward to the year ahead, please accept our best wishes for good health and much happiness. Happy birthday!"
The auction house says the items were entered into evidence in the impeachment against Mr. Clinton. The high bid so far was $2,700, UPI reported. Bidding ends Thursday.
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