Monica Lewinsky says she was victim of ‘abuse of authority’ in course of affair with President Bill Clinton

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”.