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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    And I think you think too much and read way too much between the lines. She was an intern. He was the President. Calling what he did as being just stupid is an understatement.
    And she was a woman who was known to have an affair with an older married man before she even made it out of college. Just because she was an intern, doesn't mean that she couldn't have recognized that having an affair with the President could gain her fame. Plus, it could certainly make her feel "important". But she is an adult. We aren't talking about a case where her job was threatened or she was offered bribes. This was simply her making the President "happy". It could have either been her psychology or her ambition or both. Who knows, but she still was not a victim here.
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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    She got $1M dealing with rights for her Barbara Walters interview, $500K for being a part of Monica's Story (an autobiography written soon after the incident), $300K endorsement deal from Jenny Craig, worked on a reality dating program (Mr. Personality), was a correspondent for a British news channel, and she sold her own line of handbags (she started knitting during the scandal, I guess) for about 6 years. She also showed up on several other shows, particularly after the immunity agreement expired. Plus, her parents were well off to begin with. She wasn't exactly from a farm in Nebraska. She went to a private school in Bel Air and a "family connection" got her the internship to begin with.
    Ah. So not "millions", but $1.8 Million, with more to come probably from the book. Alright.

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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

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    Makes no difference.
    The hell it doesn't. The 47 year old Prez was suppose to be her mentor. And how did he mentor her? By unzipping his pants.

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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Yes he was impeached but from the comments in this thread alone there are several who have a forgiving spirit toward him but not Lewinsky. And I think that tells it all.
    No one would even be thinking about her or care about the affair one bit if she wouldn't have brought it up, again, because she wants to sell her book. It isn't like she has really been silent about this either. She already helped another author write a book about it Monica's Story. And for someone so humiliated about the affair, she sure talked about it to a lot of people, both before it became known and even since.
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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    And she was a woman who was known to have an affair with an older married man before she even made it out of college. Just because she was an intern, doesn't mean that she couldn't have recognized that having an affair with the President could gain her fame. Plus, it could certainly make her feel "important". But she is an adult. We aren't talking about a case where her job was threatened or she was offered bribes. This was simply her making the President "happy". It could have either been her psychology or her ambition or both. Who knows, but she still was not a victim here.
    I'd say she has paid dearly for poor judgment as a young woman. I would also say, her mentor the President was an asshole and used her like a piece of toilet paper. A young woman with stars in her eyes, infatuated with the president got her what? A miserable existence of humilitation for twenty years thanks to folks like you.

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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Ah. So not "millions", but $1.8 Million, with more to come probably from the book. Alright.
    So you don't think she was paid for those appearances on those other shows or her time hosting that dating show?
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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    So you don't think she was paid for those appearances on those other shows or her time hosting that dating show?
    you are the one who provided the numbers. What do you think she would have been able to command in salary had she never had the affair? As you point out, she didn't exactly come from destitution or lack for an education. That's the baseline, which is why I accounted strictly for the income which flowed from it.

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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I'd say she has paid dearly for poor judgment as a young woman. I would also say, her mentor the President was an asshole and used her like a piece of toilet paper. A young woman with stars in her eyes, infatuated with the president got her what? A miserable existence of humilitation for twenty years thanks to folks like you.
    I've never met the woman, nor talked about her to anyone outside my own family, until now. I was in my teens when this occurred, but still smart enough to read people even back then. IF a person really feels humiliated about something that happened to them, they don't keep talking about it. They don't continue to bring it up over and over again to make money off it. If she's embarrassed about anything, it's the fact that people found out about it before she was ready to tell, and that led to more of her personal life coming out as a result. She kept a stained dress for months (if not longer). That's disgusting. And considering how she initially reacted to it coming out, I highly doubt she felt like she was a victim or that she would need to use the dress to prove an affair. She was probably pissed when Clinton initially lied about it. In fact, she said that was her biggest problem with his book and how she was mentioned, was basically he blew her off as not that important to him (which I somehow doubt he ever led her to believe, even if she truly felt he might).
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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I've never met the woman, nor talked about her to anyone outside my own family, until now. I was in my teens when this occurred, but still smart enough to read people even back then. IF a person really feels humiliated about something that happened to them, they don't keep talking about it. They don't continue to bring it up over and over again to make money off it. If she's embarrassed about anything, it's the fact that people found out about it before she was ready to tell, and that led to more of her personal life coming out as a result. She kept a stained dress for months (if not longer). That's disgusting. And considering how she initially reacted to it coming out, I highly doubt she felt like she was a victim or that she would need to use the dress to prove an affair. She was probably pissed when Clinton initially lied about it. In fact, she said that was her biggest problem with his book and how she was mentioned, was basically he blew her off as not that important to him (which I somehow doubt he ever led her to believe, even if she truly felt he might).
    You have never been humiliated internationally. And because of that, she was denied positions throughout her life because of the stigma attached to this affair even though she completed her studies in Europe and well qualified for the positions she applied. I don't know where you get she has talked about this affair ongoing as nothing has come from her mouth for over a decade. It is the press that has relentlessly watched her every move. Maybe that is what you have confused. She was a young woman who made a bad choice and has paid dearly for it. To the point of contemplating suicide. So get off your high horse because you have no right to be there.

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    Re: Monica Lewinsky Breaks her Silence

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    you are the one who provided the numbers. What do you think she would have been able to command in salary had she never had the affair? As you point out, she didn't exactly come from destitution or lack for an education. That's the baseline, which is why I accounted strictly for the income which flowed from it.
    Who knows? Especially since she was having another affair prior to that, so if that one had come out, possibly not a lot.

    She would certainly not be so well known of a name.

    She had a degree in psychology. So what does a psychologist possibly make? A psychiatrist can make about $160K a year, but she would have needed a lot more education. Someone with just a psychology degree can make just under $100K a year at the highest paying jobs. Starting salary for a master's degree holder (which she has now) is about $40K. So lets say she goes up $10K a year every 5 years starting from there, she would have earned about $3.3M in the past 20 years (pretty much a generous estimate).

    Now, she's already made over $2M at least (likely more) mainly because of the notoriety she gained from this affair. This book deal will add another $12M to whatever that total really is.

    Monica Lewinsky And The $12 Million Affair - Forbes
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