Monica Lewinsky has had it with questions about Bill Clinton and let it be known in no uncertain terms during an appearance at an anti-bullying event in Israel. When asked a question about her affair with the former U.S. president Lewinsky abruptly halted a Q&A and walked off the stage.
According to the Times of Israel, the former White House intern had finished giving her speech when the Q&A session began.
“Recently in an interview with NBC News, former president Clinton was rather irate when he was asked if he ever apologized to you personally,” the event’s interviewer, Israeli TV news anchor Yonit Levi asked, reports Fox News. “Do you still expect that apology, the personal apology?”
At that point, Lewinsky shut things down: “I’m so sorry. I’m not going to be able to do this,” said the 44-year-old as she quickly exited the stage.
When reports swirled Tuesday that Lewinsky had “stormed off stage,” she took to Twitter to clarify what happened: “Stormed? Not quite. Politely said I was leaving? Yes. Walked as fast as I could off stage in heels? Yes.”
Lewinsky further explained on Twitter that the reason she left had to do with Levi’s “blatant disregard” for the “clear parameters” that had been set up ahead of time.
“The exact question the interviewer asked first, she had put to me when we met the day prior,” Lewinsky wrote. “I said that was off limits. When she asked me it on stage, with blatant disregard for our agreement, it became clear to me I had been misled.”
She left, Lewinsky clarified, “because it is more important than ever for women to stand up for themselves and not allow others to control their narrative. To the audience: I’m very sorry that this talk had to end this way.”