Nearly 20 years ago a sex scandal between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky rocked the White House and the nation. Monica Lewinsky, a young intern of 21, who entered the arena of politics dreamed of a career in the government.
It took only one moment for her to become the butt of every joke and a future quip for a period of almost a year in every known media. What we didn’t know back then was the man who tried to help Bill Clinton clear his name was no other but today’s man of the hour- Harvey Weinstein, who donated a maximum of $10,000 to Clinton’s legal defense fund. The president back then–Bill Clinton, used this money to fight off sexual harassment allegations from Paula Jones in the midst of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
When asked to comment on her very dear friend and loyal supporter Weinstein and his dozens of accusations, Hillary waited a week to weigh in on the scandal after it came to light. She released the following statement:
“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein… The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. In trying to deflect attention from Weinstein, she accused president Trump as someone who admitted to being a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office in an interview for the BBC. Then she went on praising Weinstein’s victims for coming forward, but then we shouldn’t tolerate this behavior in the oval office. When the BBC reported asked why didn’t she support the accusers and victims of her very own husband-she responded-this was clearly in the past and has been litigated.
After these words Lewinsky could not just stand idly by, so she lashes out to Hillary- She has the nerve to call President Trump a “Sexual Assaulter” when she is married to a man who used his power as President to pressure a 21 year old intern into oral sex. She is married to a man who paid nearly 1 million dollars to settle a sexual abuse lawsuit with Paula Jones. Bill Clinton’s rape accuser, Juanita Broaddrick even accused Hillary of threatening her and other victims into silence.
Monica Lewinsky sends a message of solidarity to all Weinstein victims and joins in the Women’s March Twitter account-#MeToo