Monica Lewinsky: “I was Patient Zero” in terms of cyber shame

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PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is coming clean about her relationship with former President Bill Clinton.

In a speech to the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, Lewinsky spoke candidly about falling in love with her boss, who happened to be the president of the United States.

“I was Patient Zero, the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet,” Lewinsky told the audience.

The affair led to the release of all sorts of tawdry details, including a sex-stained dress, love notes and gifts from Lewinsky, and proof that Clinton is no stranger to a blow off, especially when he told the nation “I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”

Clinton’s affair with the 24-year-old came at a time before social media, but that didn’t stop Lewinsky from becoming instantly known around the world. “I was Patient Zero, the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet,” Lewinsky told the audience.

But while the former first couple was moving on with their lives, Lewinsky says she often thought about killing herself because of the shame heaped on her, but chose to survive, instead.

“What I want to do now is help other victims of the shame game survive, too.”

Monica Lewinsky, living proof that, in time, two wrongs really can make a right.

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