May 6 - Monica Lewinsky is penning an essay about her affair with former President Bill Clinton in a Vanity Fair exclusive. Nathan Frandino reports.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON SAYING: "But I want to say one thing to the American people." It was the denial of all denials. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON SAYING: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." Now, Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose relationship with former President Bill Clinton led to his impeachment by the House of Representatives, is coming clean. In a Vanity Fair exclusive, Lewinsky is writing about the affair for the first time. According to a news release, she writes that "it's time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress." Lewinsky calls the affair a consensual relationship and writes that the public humiliation permanently changed the direction of her life. She writes of losing numerous job opportunities, experiencing suicidal temptations and being called a "narcissistic loony toon" by First Lady Hillary. But when a Rutgers University freshman committed suicide after being secretly streamed via Webcam kissing another man, Lewinsky writes she felt compelled to stand up. Now she hopes to use her own experiences to work on behalf of victims of online humiliation and harassment. The full essay will be published in the June issue of Vanity Fair.