Monica Lewinsky abruptly ended a live interview and walked off stage at a Jerusalem event Monday after she was asked whether former President Bill Clinton owed her a personal apology.
Lewinsky had just finished speaking to a crowd at the Jerusalem Convention Center about the cyberbullying she had experienced after her sexual relationship with Clinton was made public in the late 1990s and sat down to take one-on-one questions from NewsChannel 2 anchor Levi Yonit.
“Recently in an interview on NBC News, former President Clinton was rather irate when he was asked if he’d apologized to you personally and he said, ‘I apologized publicly.’ Do you still expect that apology? A personal apology?” Yonit asked.
.@MonicaLewinsky walking out abruptly on @LeviYonit (chief anchor at @NewsChannelIL ) few seconds into her on stage live Interview after being asked: do you still expect a personal apology from Pres. Clinton. “Sorry, i cant do this”. pic.twitter.com/ZN3BiGViwF
— Tal Schneider טל שניידר تال شنايدر (@talschneider) September 3, 2018
In her speech, Lewinsky said she didn’t believe she would have been as abandoned as she felt in 1998 if the affair had instead taken place in 2018, when the accusations against her would have been labeled “cyberbullying, online harassment, and slut shaming.” (Read more from “Monica Lewinsky Ditches Interview After Question About Bill Clinton Apology” HERE)