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Lewinsky walks off stage after Clinton question

Monica Lewinsky talks up an anti-bullying campaign in London in November. Photo: Getty Images
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Monica Lewinsky says she stormed offstage at a Jerusalem event because of an interviewer’s “off limits” question about former president Bill Clinton.

The former White House intern turned anti-bullying activist tweeted that there were agreed-upon parameters regarding the topics of her conversation about the perils of the internet.

She called Israeli news anchor Yonit Levi’s first question about her relationship with Clinton a “blatant disregard for our agreement”.

Levi asked Lewinsky if she still expected a personal apology from Clinton over the fallout from the scandal of their affair 20 years ago.

Monica Lewinsky after winning an immunity agreement in July 1998 to testify on her relationship with Bill Clinton. Photo: Getty

Lewinsky responded: “I’m so sorry. I’m not going to be able to do this.”

She then put down her microphone and walked offstage.

Lewinsky said on Twitter: “It became clear to me I had been misled.”

She received support on social media for her stance.