NEWS AND VIEWS THAT IMPACT LIMITED CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Monica Lewinsky says she was victim of ‘Abuse Of Authority’
"I was the victim when I
shoved Bill's dick in my mouth."
(Telegraph) - Monica Lewinsky says the #MeToo movement has forced her to think again about whether she was able to consent to a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton and the power dynamics at work between a president and a twenty-something intern.
In a new essay for Vanity Fair, she says she is in awe of women who have confronted powerful men but says she is still working through the events that made her a household name 20 years ago.
It has led her to realise that the path to their affair was “littered with abuse of authority”.
“Now, at 44, I’m beginning (just beginning) to consider the implications of the power differentials that were so vast between a president and a White House intern,” she writes in the March issue of the magazine. “I’m beginning to entertain the notion that in such a circumstance the idea of consent might well be rendered moot.”