REPORTER: Americans haven't heard her name in years. And for well over a decade, that's just the way Monica Lewinsky wanted it. All of that however could change as a new issue of Vanity Fair hits the stands. In it, the former White House intern writes about her relationship with then President Bill Clinton — an affair that resulted in his impeachment by the House of Representatives and forever changed the course of her life. Just how interested is the public? Well, that's another matter.
ANNLYNN KULP, NEW YORKER: "I probably wouldn't read it. I mean people sleep around all the time. She's just another woman that did it and got caught."
JOAN POMPEI, NEW YORKER: "Personally, I don't care anymore. But she kind of shamed herself, you know, can't blame anybody else."
SUBASH MIDHA, NEW YORKER: "I really don't care. It's an old issue and we should just close it and move forward. We can't keep dragging the country back into the old quads and stop the future progress."
KENT, NEW YORKER: "I wouldn't read it. I don't care, bless her."
RICK, NEW YORKER: "Shame on her. Shame on her."
KITTY CHANG, NEW YORKER: "It's so long ago, it doesn't really matter. I don't care about her."
FORMER US PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
REPORTER: While Clinton weathered the scandal, Lewinsky, who was in her early 20s when it started, writes that the fallout and the humiliation made it difficult for her to find work. She says she also considered killing herself. Now 40-years-old, Lewinsky's decision to break her silence comes amid speculation that Hillary Clinton is considering a run for the White House.
1. To sleep around is to have sexual relations with a lot of different people. • Sleeping around increases the risk of catching AIDS.
2. If you weather a situation or problem, you deal with it successfully. • As a small new company they did well to weather the recession.