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I was Patient Zero of cyber-bulling, says Monica Lewinsky
In an emotional address at Forbes' inaugural Under 30 summit in Philadelphia that recalled the 1998 sex scandal with Clinton, the 41-year-old announced a campaign to end online bullying. "But there were gossip, news and entertainment websites replete with comment sections and emails which could be forwarded." She spoke of her shame and depression and of harboring suicidal thoughts after news of the 1998 sex scandal broke. "And those were the only thoughts that interrupted a relentless mantra in my head: 'I want to die.'". "I want to put my suffering to good use and give purpose to my past." Lewinsky also joined Twitter, describing herself on her @MonicaLewinsky profile as a social activist, public speaker, contributor to Vanity Fair magazine and a "Knitter of things without sleeves." Earlier this year, Lewinsky broke her silence about her affair with Clinton, in a piece for Vanity Fair. After news of the affair broke, Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives in December 1998 but was acquitted by the Senate.

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