Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman who, in 1997, became well known for being part of a scandal between her and then President of the United States, Bill Clinton. She was born in San Francisco, California. The scandal involved claims that she had had a sexual relationship with President Clinton. He said they had not. In the end Clinton had to admit that sexual relations of some kind took place.
Lewinsky grew up in a luxury $1.6 million home in Beverly Hills. She is the daughter of Bernard Lewinsky, a medical researcher and photographer.
On December 14, 2006, Lewinsky graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics. Lewinsky's thesis is titled "In Search of the Impartial Juror: An exploration of the third person effect and pre-trial publicity". According to her publicist Barbara Hutson, Lewinsky was interviewing for jobs in Britain in early 2007.
In 2009, scholar Ken Gormley had communications with Lewinsky as a part of his in-depth study of the Clinton scandals. She said that Clinton had lied under oath when asked detailed and specific questions about his relationship with her.
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- Gerstein, Josh; Harris, John F. (December 17, 2009). "Monica's back – says Clinton lied". The Politico. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1209/30745.html. Retrieved August 18, 2011.