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Former Intern Lewinsky Speaks Out On Affair With Chappaqua's Bill Clinton

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is speaking out about her affair with Chappaqua resident and former president Bill Clinton.
Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is speaking out about her affair with Chappaqua resident and former president Bill Clinton. Photo Credit: File photo

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is speaking out for the first time about her affair with Chappaqua resident and former president Bill Clinton in an essay she wrote for Vanity Fair.

A preview of the essay is online now and the full version will be printed in the next edition of the fashion and pop culture magazine.

Lewinsky insists in the article that the affair that led to an impeachment trial of President Clinton in 1999 was consensual and that the Clintons never paid her off to remain quiet all these years.

Lewinsky does not criticize President Clinton, nor his wife Hillary, but instead sets her sights on the press, special prosecutors and Clinton administration "minions" who reportedly drove her to contemplate -- but never attempt -- suicide.

Click here to read the online preview of Lewinsky's essay .