Monica Lewinsky abruptly left a live interview in Israel on Monday following a question from the interviewer about whether or not she still hopes to receive an apology from former President Bill Clinton. 

The 45-year-old anti-bullying activist walked off the stage after Channel 2 Jerusalem anchor Yonit Levi asked her of Clinton: “Do you still hope he says he’s sorry?”

Lewinsky is most famous for a scandal that involved her having a sexual affair with Clinton in the White House in 1998, during his second year in office.

According to the Huffington Post, Lewinsky was outraged that the anchor had showed a “blatant disregard” for their pre-interview agreement by asking a question she had rejected, which came at the beginning of the interview.


“I left because it is more important than ever for women to stand up for themselves and not allow others to control their narrative,” Lewinsky reportedly said of the incident.

Earlier this year, Clinton said in an interview with NBC News that he had publicly attempted to make amends for the controversy involving Lewinsky, although he added he did not believe an apology was necessary. The former president briefly commented on the scandal while promoting his new book The President Is Missing and also made some controversial remarks about the #MeToo movement.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Lewinsky — who is Jewish — said of the interview in Jerusalem: “There were clear parameters about what we would be discussing and what we would not. In fact, the exact question the interviewer asked first, she had put to me when we met the day prior.”


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