Monica Lewinsky is back in the news again as she’s a producer on “American Crime Story: Impeachment,” a dramatization of Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial based on the whereabouts of her mouth. Reflecting on the events of about 25 years ago she said in a Today Show exclusive, “There was a long period, before my life changed in the last six or seven years, where I felt a lot in terms of there not being this resolution,” Lewinsky said. “I’m very grateful that I don’t have that feeling anymore. I don’t need it. He should want to apologize in the same way I want to apologize any chance I get to people my actions have hurt,” Lewinsky continued.
When asked by Savannah Guthrie if she would want Clinton to watch the series, she said, “I don’t even know how to really answer that.” She added, “I do not recommend watching your early 20s be dramatized on TV” which is actually a very good point. I don’t think most of us would want to see that play out on the small screen or any screen for that matter. “Especially in this instance where the truth really was stranger than fiction. (There were) moments where I just thought, ‘Don’t smile back. Don’t talk to her. Don’t confess. Don’t do this, don’t do that. Don’t make bad decisions.’ I think that that was really hard to see.”
She said she feels the public would react differently to this today saying, “I don’t know that it would be as different as people want to think it would be. But we are having conversations about power differentials in different ways. It’s not just people in power who have voices. The beauty and the beast of social media is more people can be heard. I might have had a little bit of support.”