How old was Monica Lewinsky when she had an affair with Bill Clinton?

IN the mid-'90s, Monica Lewinsky became an infamous figure due to her affair with then-president Bill Clinton.

The affair and repercussions, including Clinton's impeachment, became known as the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal – dominating the news in '98.

How old was Monica Lewinsky when she had an affair with Bill Clinton?

From 1995-1996, Lewinsky worked in the White House as an intern and was later an employee of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.

At the time, Lewinsky was a 21-year-old recent college grad with an unpaid internship in the office of President Clinton’s Chief of Staff, Leon Panetta.

Her relationship with Clinton was kept unwraps and reportedly lasted about two years.

News of Clinton and Lewinsky's relationship broke in January 1998.

On January 26, 1998, Clinton stated: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," in a nationally televised White House news conference.

The matter instantly occupied the news media, and Lewinsky spent the next weeks hiding from public attention in her mother's residence at the Watergate complex.

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Clinton had also said, "There is not a sexual relationship, an improper sexual relationship or any other kind of improper relationship," which he defended as truthful in August 1998.

Evidence of Clinton and Lewinsky's sexual encounters were obtained by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, who obtained a blue dress from Lewinsky with Clinton's semen-stained on it and testimony from her that the president had inserted a cigar into her vagina.

Clinton and Lewinsky were eventually called before a grand jury; he testified via closed-circuit television, she in person.

In her testimony, Lewinsky stated that she had nine sexual encounters in the Oval Office with Clinton betweenNovember 1995 and March 1997.

She stated that the encounters involved fellatio and other sexual acts, but not sexual intercourse.

She was granted transactional immunity by the Office of the Independent Counsel in exchange for her testimony.

Clinton's impeachment trial eventually began on January 7, 1999, and on February 12, 1999, the Senate acquitted Clinton on charges of perjury to a grand jury and obstruction of justice.

What is the new FX series Impeachment: American Crime Story?

The 10-episode FX series, Impeachment: American Crime Story, debuts September 7, exploring the events surrounding Clinton’s impeachment.

The series will be feature accounts of the trio of women at the center of the storm: Lewinsky, Linda Tripp and Paula Jones, who sued Clinton for sexual harassment.

Actress Beanie Feldstein will play Lewinsky's character in the series.

On August 6, Lewinsky spoke to Vanity Fair about the series, saying: “People have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades.

“In fact, it wasn’t until the past few years that I’ve been fully able to reclaim my narrative.”

Additionally, she participated in a question and answer segment with Vanity Fair and revealed that her "greatest regret" in life is “that some of my choices have caused others suffering," Lewinsky said.

Lewinsky is one of the producers of the FX drama.

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