Lewinsky joins Vanity Fair
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Monica Lewinsky will be an ongoing contributor to Vanity Fair’s website, a spokesperson for the publication confirmed to The Hill Thursday.

Vanity Fair spokeswoman Beth Kseniak said in an email that Lewinsky’s writing won’t be limited to any one subject, adding that "she and her editor are on the lookout for relevant topics of interest."


The former White House intern made her first foray back into the public eye in June, when she penned a lengthy essay for the magazine. Earlier this month, she also appeared on a National Geographic television special on the 1990s.

In her first online column for Vanity Fair, Lewinsky said that she has been binge-watching the Netflix prison comedy Orange is the New Black and found herself in a "cloistered world of raw emotions, human frailties, and power plays."

A reference to her in one of the episodes, though, reminded her of her own brush with prosecutors during the investigation into her affair with President Clinton. Lewinsky praises the ability of people to now use the “online rebuttal” to push back against public criticism.

Lewinsky’s return to the limelight comes as Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCongress won't end the wars, so states must Democrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit MORE weighs a potential bid for the White House in 2016.

Some have questioned if Lewinsky, who described herself as the "most humiliated woman in the world" after the affair, could hurt Clinton's potential presidential bid.

Others, though, have suggested the Clintons were behind Lewinsky's re-entrance into public life as an effort to move beyond the scandals.

“I really wonder if this isn’t an effort on the Clintons’ part to get that story out of the way,” Lynne Cheney, former Vice President Cheney's wife, said on Fox News after the first article. “Would Vanity Fair publish anything about Monica Lewinsky that Hillary Clinton didn’t want in Vanity Fair?”