Bill Clinton affair was ‘gross abuse of power’, says Monica

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PV International Desk : Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky has said her affair with former president Bill Clinton was not sexual assault, but “constituted a gross abuse of power”.

In an article for the Vanity Fair magazine, the 44-year-old wrote that the #MeToo movement has made her rethink whether she could consent to the relationship.

Lewinsky was 22 when she became involved with the then president, who was 27 years her senior.

She also revealed that she was diagnosed with PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder after the scandal, the BBC reports.

The condition was caused by being “publicly ousted and ostracised” as the affair unravelled in the press and courts, she says.