Lewinsky: Bill Clinton ‘Should Want to Apologize’ for Scandal

Lewinsky: Bill Clinton ‘Should Want to Apologize’ for Scandal

September 8, 2021

Tuesday on NBC’s Today, Monica Lewinsky, who was at the center of a sex scandal with former President Bill Clinton during his second term and is the producer on the FX miniseries American Crime Story: Impeachment, said Clinton should want to apologize for his role in the scandal that ultimately led to his impeachment.

Lewinsky said, “I realize as a producer that, particularly because I was involved, that the credibility of the show would have been significantly affected, and I didn’t think that was fair to anyone else. But more than that, it was really, ‘I shouldn’t get a pass,’ and that is hard, a lot more therapy now. I thought that was important. I think truth and context were really missing in the beginning of 1998 throughout the process, and humanity and I hope those are all things that we brought to the show.”

Asked if she feels Clinton “owes you an apology after all these years,” Lewinsky replied, “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. 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.”

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