- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Monica Lewinsky tweeted Wednesday that she was uninvited from an event after the group informed her former President Bill Clinton had accepted an invitation.

Ms. Lewinsky did not say what the event entailed, or who was hosting, but she did add that they offered her a magazine profile in exchange for uninviting her.

“p.s. …and definitely, please don’t try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag,” she added.

Town and Country Magazine tweeted an apology Wednesday.

“We apologize to Ms. Lewinsky and regret the way the situation was handled,” read the tweet.

Mr. Clinton was invited to address the group’s philanthropy summit on Wednesday and was unaware of the situation with Ms. Lewinsky, according to a spokesman.

“President Clinton was invited to address the Town & Country Philanthropy Summit. He gladly accepted. Neither he nor his staff knew anything about the invitation or it being rescinded,” tweeted Angel Ureña, Mr. Clinton’s press secretary.

Ms. Lewinsky was a White House intern in the late 1990s during Mr. Clinton’s presidency. The two had a sexual relationship that later became public during an investigation into Mr. Clinton for a previous sexual harassment claim.

She was widely ridiculed during the time the scandal broke, but the recent wave of women coming out with their own stories of sexual harassment in the workplace has changed some people’s perception of her.

Ms. Lewinsky has also become a voice in the #MeToo movement and said that even decades after her own experience she is still trying to understand what happened. Many women have changed the nationwide conversation to focus more on an imbalance of power in these relationships, like Ms. Lewinsky and Mr. Clinton, rather than just on criminal sexual assault.


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