Monica Lewinsky with Bill Clinton at the White House, where they struck up an illicit affair
Monica Lewinsky deliberately exposed her underwear to get President Bill Clinton’s attention, she claims in an explosive new documentary.
The former White House intern admits she harboured a crush on Clinton — and showed off her pants to him at an Oval Office bash.
According to Lewinsky, she flaunted herself at a birthday party for a colleague in 1995 attended by the President,
She says: “Instead of pulling my trousers up, like I would in any other instance, I didn’t.
“It was unnoticeable to everybody else in the room, but [Clinton] noticed.”
The shocking revelation is made in a new A&E documentary series titled The Clinton Affair that documents Lewinsky’s secret trysts with the US President.
The scandal surrounding the affair nearly led to Clinton’s impeachment.
Monica says she showed off her underwear to Bill Clinton
She later added: “As I passed (White House comms director) George Stephanopoulos’s office, I kind of looked into the open doorway.
“And Bill happened to be standing there.
“And he motioned me in — I don’t think my heart had ever beat that fast.
“Unbeknownst to me, I was on the precipice of the rabbit hole.”
Lewinsky and Clinton carried on a years-long relationship into his second term in office.
The affair came undone and ignited a national firestorm under the weight of the Ken Starr probe — the investigation into the relationship and attempts to cover it up.
Monica said she wanted to get the President’s attention
Lewinsky said: “There were always narratives of secrecy in this relationship. We were both cautious, but not cautious enough.”
“I was completely at his mercy,” added Lewinsky, who in recent years has penned essays re-examining the affair and authority Clinton wielded in the light of the #MeToo movement.
The former White House intern said she had a crush on the President
At the time, though, Lewinsky said, the fling with the leader of the free world “just felt like connecting.”
“It’s not as if it didn’t register with me that he was the president,” Lewinsky said.
“Obviously it did. But … the truth is, I think it meant more to me that someone who other people desired, desired me.
“However wrong it was … for who I was in that very moment, at 22 years old, that was how it felt.”
The six-part series, produced by Alex Gibney and directed by Blair Foster, premieres on A&E at 9pm Sunday.
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