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.
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.”
so here’s 👇🏻 what happened… pic.twitter.com/Y7gLs3SDLF
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) September 3, 2018
She received support on social media for her stance.
— alyssa mastromonaco (@AlyssaMastro44) September 4, 2018
Monica Lewinsky cuts off interview. @MonicaLewinsky I support your walk off. @katiecouric did the same to me, I should have walked off. Imagine being defined by something you did at 20 and a world that will never let go. https://t.co/xNoxtqH6ZD
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) September 4, 2018