The affair between Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton is profiled in depth tonight on the premiere episode of REELZChannel’s Scandal Made Me Famous — with a string of new interviews about their relationship.
The then president admitted having had an “inappropriate relationship” with White House intern Lewinsky in 1995 and 1996.
Scandal Made Me Famous looks at what took place and the role of Lewinsky’s co-worker Linda Tripp, who made secret recordings of her phone calls with Lewinsky about her relationship with the president.
Tripp was also the person who convinced Lewinsky not to dry-clean the infamous “blue dress” which had a stain from Clinton’s semen on it after she performed fellatio on him.
Recordings of Lewinsky and Tripp’s phone calls are played out in tonight’s episode, alongside new conversations with those close to the case.
In a rare interview, Lewinsky’s biographer Andrew Morton also reveals how she found the investigation into her and the president’s relationship to be a “living nightmare”.
Clinton denied under oath to having had “sexual relations” with Lewinsky, and later argued that oral sex did not come under the legal definition of “sex” which meant he was not guilty of perjury.
Lewinsky claimed she had sexual encounters with Clinton on nine occasions in the Oval Office, but said the pair never had sexual intercourse.
Scandal Made Me Famous airs Saturdays at 9ET/8PT on REELZChannel.