Monica Lewinsky: Social Media Companies ‘Must Do Better’
Lewinsky, after years out of public view after becoming a figure of national fascination with her affair with then-President Bill Clinton, is now known as an activist against bullying and cyberbullying.
She later added: “If you think about the stoning that happened long ago, the stone you pick up and throw into the storm of outrage is generally and often public humiliation and shame.”
“This is how we get angry. I mean, there are other ways of doing it too, but I think this is where, you know, it all gets mixed up,” Lewinsky continued. .
She said on Tuesday that it was important the show did not “photoshopping” in her life. “I felt like I shouldn’t get a pass as a producer. I think, first of all, I shouldn’t get a pass in general. You know, I think it’s important to ‘Take responsibility for the mistakes, and I worked hard to overcome them, ”Lewinsky said.
“But especially with the show, there are so many people who worked hard on the show and it was important to me that the credibility of the show was there.”
Asked about Clinton’s portrayal on the show, Lewinsky said that “we see aspects of Bill that we have never seen before.”
Lewinsky said on Tuesday: “I think what’s really important to remember in today’s world is that we never should have even gotten to a place where consent was an issue.”
“So it was totally inappropriate as the most powerful man, my boss, 49. I was 22, I had literally just graduated from college. And I think the power differences there- low is something I could never imagine the consequences of at 22. I obviously understand so differently at 48. “
This story has been updated with additional details from Tuesday’s interview.
CNN’s Devan Cole contributed to this report.