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Monica Lewinsky Announces Why She Supports the #MeToo Movement

Monica Lewinsky

On the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation, which introduced her to the world, the author reflects on the changing nature of trauma, the de-evolution of the media, and the extraordinary hope now provided by the #MeToo movement.

The White House intern-turned-tabloid celebrity Monica Lewinsky revealed in an essay published Sunday why she strongly supports the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up initiative to combat sexual assault and harassment.

In the Vanity Fair piece, she noted the ’90s affair with President Bill Clinton when she was a 20-something White House intern was a “gross abuse of power” on his part, saying, “the idea of consent might well be rendered moot.”