Monica Lewinsky Found a Surprising “Omen” In a Letter She Wrote 23 Years Ago
"While it may all seem quite silly, it really is the chance of a lifetime."
Monica Lewinsky found an interesting "omen" in a note she wrote 23 years ago.
On Thursday, Lewinsky shared a letter she sent to her grandmother at age 23, when she was just starting out in D.C. In it, Lewinsky wrote that inaugural events weren't quite the Cinderella-esque balls she anticipated before arriving in the capitol.
"We got tickets from a congressman to STAND in the 28 degree weather to watch a little figure, presumably the President, take the oath of office," she wrote.
"Later in the evening, I am attending one of the 14 Inaugural 'balls' which is by no means a ball!" she continued. "You pay money to stand with a few thousand other people in fancy clothes (thankfully inside) and wait for the President and Mrs. Clinton to show up for 10-15 minutes!!!! BUT, I guess I can always say I was a part of history! While it may all seem quite silly, it really is the chance of a lifetime!"
Lewinsky tweeted a photo of the letter and referenced the scandal that eventually did make her a big part of history, writing, "16 JAN, 23 years ago + age 23, i typed this in a note to my oma (rip). on the exact same date, 1 yr later, i would be stung in a shopping mall by FBI agents + linda tripp. happy 22nd survivor’s day to me + my family!"
On Friday, it was reported that President Trump was adding former independent counsel Ken Starr to his legal team for his impeachment trial by the Senate.
Starr's investigation into Bill Clinton’s sexual relationships led to his impeachment in 1998. While Lewinsky didn't directly reference the news, shortly after the report broke, she tweeted, "this is definitely an 'are you f—ing kidding me?' kinda day."
In recent years, Lewinsky has been an active anti-bullying activist. Last year, she launched a powerful PSA called "The Epidemic," which touched on the emotional impact of bullying.
"When I was a kid, I’d go off on my bike, and to keep me safe, my parents would say, 'Be home before sundown,'" she told InStyle last year. "But now children or young people can be physically safe in their home, but they’re not emotionally safe because of what’s happening online. Bullying is a global epidemic; it can be hard to see the signs and it can also be hard to see what the offline damage is for online behavior."