On July 27, 1998, a young woman named Monica Lewinsky finally agreed to speak with prosecutors about her sexual relationship with then-President Bill Clinton. That meeting would eventually lead to impeachment hearings against Clinton.
Lewinsky, then 25, had become the central figure in the biggest political scandal in modern American history. She was the punchline of late night comedians. Reporters camped out at her house. Even though the internet was still in its infancy, people dissected Lewinsky’s life on message boards and chat rooms.
Lewinsky was devastated by the attention, and went on to work with biographer Andrew Morton to tell her side of the scandal. Monica’s Story, first released in March 1999, went on to become an international bestseller.
In a rare interview, Morton speaks out about Lewinsky’s ordeal on Saturday’s episode of Scandal Made Me Famous on the Reelz Channel. He recalls the time