Monica Lewinsky news – Jake Tapper 'date' seen on FX's Impeachment: American Crime Story before HBO documentary released
6th October 2021

MONICA Lewinsky was interviewed by CNN's Jake Tapper last night, almost 25 years after the duo went on a "G-rated" date.

Lewinsky and Tapper joked during the interview about how their date was featured on the latest episode of FX's hit show, Impeachment: American Crime Story.

"First of all, Monica: Yes, I have to disclose, full disclosure, in tonight's episode, our G-rated date from December 1997 is portrayed," Tapper said.

The CNN star had also previously written an article about the date.

During Tuesday's interview, Lewinksy also addressed the Bill Clinton affair, calling it "wholly inappropriate".

"It was wholly inappropriate as the most powerful man, my boss, 49 years old. I was 22, literally just out of college," she said.

"And I think that the power differentials there are something that I couldn't ever fathom consequences at 22 that I understand obviously so differently at 48."

Lewinsky is also co-producer of a new HBO documentary, 15 Minutes of Shame, which is released this week.

Read our Monica Lewinsky live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Jennifer Korn

    REFLECTING ON THE SCANDAL

    After avoiding the public for ten years, Monica wrote Shame And Survival, an essay for Vanity Fair Magazine.

    She expressed regret regarding her relationship with the former president and maintained that their relationship was consensual.

  • Jennifer Korn

    A NEW PATH

    After realizing she couldn't escape her notoriety in the US, she moved to London in 2005 and earned a Master's Degree at the London School of Economics.

    She tried to stay out of the spotlight for ten years.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT DID MONICA DO WHEN NOT IN THE SPOTLIGHT?

    Monica struggled to find work due to her infamy.

    She lived in New York, Portland, London, and Los Angeles.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT DID MONICA SAY ABOUT CLINTON'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY?

    In an interview with the Daily Mail, Monica accused the former president of lying in his book, called My Life.

    "He talked about it as though I had laid it all out there for the taking," she said. "This was a mutual relationship, mutual on all levels, right from the way it started and all the way through. … I don't accept that he had to completely desecrate my character.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT DID MONICA DO WHEN HER IMMUNITY AGREEMENT ENDED?

    She answered an audience's questions about the Clinton affair, as part of the HBO special, Monica In Black And White.

    The show premiered in 2002.

  • Jennifer Korn

    CHANNEL 5

    In 2000, Monica worked for Channel 5, in the UK. She had a show called, Monica's Postcards.

    She reported on US trends and culture.

  • Jennifer Korn

    COMING TO HER DEFENSE

    Monica still faces backlash for her involvement in the 1998 White House scandal.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT IF MONICA HAD TWITTER IN 1998

    Kara Swisher recently interviewed Monica, and they discussed how the case may have gone differently in this day and age.

  • Jennifer Korn

    MONICA PREFERRED A PRIVATE LIFE

    Following the White House Scandal, Monica appeared in interviews, commercials, and sold her own line of handbags.

    While she wished to avoid the spotlight, she said that she needed to pay off her legal fees and living costs.

  • Jennifer Korn

    HOW MONICA COPED WITH MEDIA ATTENTION

    Monica said that knitting helped her cope with the intense media spotlight that followed the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.

    She expanded on her interests and started selling a line handbags, with her name.

  • Jennifer Korn

    20/20 INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA WALTERS

    In March 1999, Monica was interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC's 2020.

    The show was viewed by 70 million Americans, and the platform called it a record.

    She made $1million from the interview.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT IS MONICA'S STORY?

    The book, Monica's Story, is a biography on Monica, and was written by Andrew Morton.

    The book details her side of the Clinton affair, and was published in March 1999.

    She made an estimated $500,000 from the book.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT WAS MONICA'S IMMUNITY AGREEMENT?

    Monica accepted an immunity agreement in exchange for her testimony. This limited what information she could share publicly, and the government could not use the information she provided against her.

    Monica is no longer restricted by the terms of the agreement.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHERE IS MONICA FROM?

    Monica was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Los Angeles area.

    She attended Santa Monica College and obtained a bachelor's degree in Psychology at Lewis & Clark College in Portland Oregon.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHY WAS BILL CLINTON IMPEACHED?

    The House of Representative charged Bill Clinton with perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with an extramarital affair with Monica Lewinsky, who was 22-years-old at the time.

    Lewinsky claimed that she had nine sexual encounters with the former president.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHO WILL BE PLAYING AS MONICA IN THE UPCOMING TV SERIES ON CLINTON'S IMPEACHMENT?

    Her character will be played by actress Beanie Feldstein.

    it wasn’t until the past few years that I’ve been fully able to reclaim my narrative," said Monica in an interview with Vanity Fair.

  • Jennifer Korn

    MONICA DISCUSSES BULLYING AWARENESS

    On October 1, Monica tweeted about being a part of Bullying Awareness Month.

    The tweet reads: "1 Oct is the start of #BullyingPreventionMonth2021. I'm doing an awareness campaign, and each day i'll highlight an org that can be helpful to shifting this social pandemic of online abuse, cyber-bullying and harassment. Please help by retweeting. #ClickWithCompassion".

  • Jocelyn Cook

    DID MONICA LEWINSKY USE TO SELL HANDBAGS?

    After the scandal involving President Clinton, Lewinsky began a career selling a line of handbags bearing her name.

    They were sold under the company name The Real Monica, Inc.

    She also appeared on MTV's The Tom Green Show, in an episode in which the host took her to his parents' home in Ottawa in search of fabric for her handbag business. 

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WAS MONICA LEWINSKY PAID WHEN SHE WORKED AT THE WHITE HOUSE?

    Monica Lewinsky gained notoriety while interning at the White House through a family friend after she graduated college. 

    Lewinsky later obtained a paid position in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs in December 1995.

    After the scandal involving President Clinton, she began a career selling a line of handbags with her name.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    HOW OLD IS MONICA LEWINSKY?

    Monica Lewinsky is 48 years old.

    She was an intern in the White House in 1995 and 1996.

    Her scandal involving President Bill Clinton occurred when she was 22 years old.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT IS MONICA LEWINSKY'S NET WORTH?

    Lewinsky worked as a White House intern for a year in 1995.

    She is now estimated to be worth $1.5million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

    Part of her fortune came from her handbag designer line, hosting gigs, and working as a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig. 

    She also reportedly earned $500,000 for publishing her book, Monica's Story, back in 1999.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT DID JAKE TAPPER SAY ABOUT HIS DATE WITH MONICA LEWINSKY ON HIS SHOW?

    On Tuesday's broadcast of The Lead with Jake Tapper, Monica Lewinsky and Jake Tapper talked about the brief dating history the two share.

    The one date they went on was portrayed on a recent episode of Impeachment: American Crime Story.

    "I have to disclose — full disclosure — in tonight's episode, our G-rated date from December 1997 … is portrayed," Tapper said on his show, according to People.

    Tapper also joked that the actor playing as him in the series is "way better looking than me now or then."

    "No," Lewinsky replied.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    DOES MONICA LEWINSKY HAVE KIDS?

    Monica Lewinsky does not have kids.

    She is also not married, and opened up to People about her romantic life.

    "I do date. I'm not married yet," she revealed.

    "I don't know if that will happen or not, and I'm more okay with that than I used to be."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    IS MONICA LEWINSKY MARRIED?

    Monica Lewinsky is not married.

    "I kinda feel if anybody has earned a right to have their romantic life private, it's me," Lewinsky recently told People.

    "Those relationships are very precious to me, even the one or two who turned out to be putzes. But I've learned a lot."

    "I do date. I'm not married yet," she revealed.

    "I don't know if that will happen or not, and I'm more okay with that than I used to be."

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