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Lewinsky: My 'Global Humiliation Was Driven By The Internet'


Lewinsky said her mother was especially distraught about Clementi's death.

"She was reliving 1998, when she wouldn’t let me out of her sight. She was replaying those weeks when she stayed by my bed, night after night, because I, too, was suicidal," Lewinsky wrote about her mother, clarifying that she never attempted suicide.

She says she wants to "get involved with efforts on behalf of victims of online humiliation and harassment and to start speaking on this topic in public forums."

"Perhaps by sharing my story, I reasoned, I might be able to help others in their darkest moments of humiliation," she wrote.

She also claimed that she occupies a unique place in the history of the Internet. “Thanks to the Drudge Report, I was also possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet,” she wrote.

Lewinsky tries to clear the air about her role in the affair.

"I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton," she wrote. "Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened."

And she places blame on the Clinton administration for making her into a scapegoat.

"Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position," she wrote.