MONICA Lewinsky became an overnight celebrity due to her infamous affair with former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s.
Lewinsky worked as a White House intern for a year in 1995.
What is Monica Lewinsky's net worth?
Monica Lewinsky is estimated to be worth $1.5million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Part of her fortune amassed through her handbag designer line, hosting gigs, and working as a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig.
She also reportedly earned $500,000 for publishing her book, Monica's Story back in 1999.
Who is Monica Lewinsky?
Lewinsky, 48, is an activist, TV personality, and writer.
She gained notoriety while interning at the White House through a family friend after graduating college.
Lewinsky later obtained a paid position in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs in December 1995.
After the scandal involving Clinton rocked the world, she began a career selling a line of handbags bearing her name under the company name The Real Monica, Inc.
She also appeared on MTV's The Tom Green Show, in an episode in which the host took her to his parents' home in Ottawa in search of fabric for her new handbag business.
Later in 2000, Lewinsky worked as a correspondent for Channel 5 in the UK, on the show Monica's Postcards.
Lewinsky kept out of the public eye in the mid-2000s and went back to school to obtain a Master’s Degree in social psychology.
She has since appeared in anti-bullying campaigns and has worked with non-profits around the US.
How old was Monica Lewinsky when she had an affair with Bill Clinton?
Lewinsky's relationship with Clinton was kept unwraps and reportedly lasted about two years.
She was 21 years old at the time of the affair.
News of Clinton and Lewinsky's relationship broke in January 1998.
On January 26, 1998, Clinton stated: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," in a nationally televised White House news conference.
The matter instantly occupied the news media, and Lewinsky spent the next weeks hiding from public attention in her mother's residence at the Watergate complex.
Clinton had also said, "There is not a sexual relationship, an improper sexual relationship or any other kind of improper relationship," which he defended as truthful in August 1998.
Evidence of Clinton and Lewinsky's sexual encounters was obtained by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.
He reportedly got a hold of a blue dress from Lewinsky with Clinton's semen stained on it and testimony from her that the president had inserted a cigar into her vagina.
Clinton and Lewinsky were eventually called before a grand jury; he testified via closed-circuit television, she in person.
In her testimony, Lewinsky stated that she had nine sexual encounters in the Oval Office with Clinton between November 1995 and March 1997.
She stated that the encounters involved fellatio and other sexual acts, but not sexual intercourse.
She was granted transactional immunity by the Office of the Independent Counsel in exchange for her testimony.
Clinton's impeachment trial eventually began on January 7, 1999, and on February 12, 1999, the Senate acquitted Clinton on charges of perjury to a grand jury and obstruction of justice.
Is Monica Lewinsky married?
It is not believed that Lewinsky is married.
She is very keen on not discussing her love life, reiterating to People back in 2015: “You can ask it, but I keep my personal life private.
“I think people have known enough about my romantic life for a lifetime.”
She reportedly does not have any children either.
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