News Brief: Monica Lewinski Broke Her Silence

Monica Lewinsky opens up again about her infamous relationship with her former boss, Bill Clinton. In her first public comment on the issue, the former White House intern, now 40, says there’s no question Bill Clinton “took advantage” of her. She also bemoans the fact that she was made a scapegoat by the media and wants to speak out on behalf of other victims of online humiliation.

She cited Tyler Clementi of Rutgers University who committed suicide after he was humiliated online by his schoolmates for being gay as her motivation for stepping forward.

Her desire to step forward comes at an opportune time for Senator Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential contender, who has been on the issue in recent months. In a recent interview on Meet the Press, Senator Paul called President Clinton a “predator” who took advantage of an innocent girl.

Hillary Clinton, the likely Democrats 2016 presidential candidate stand to suffer from this episode if the media decide to run with it.

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