Monica Lewinsky on Friday joined other social media users in tweeting messages of support for an unnamed HBO intern who accidentally sent out a test email to HBO Max subscribers, writing, “It gets better.” 

HBO Max’s customer service account tweeted late Thursday confirming that it had “mistakenly sent out an empty test email to a portion of our HBO Max mailing list this evening.” 

“We apologize for the inconvenience, and as the jokes pile in, yes, it was the intern,” the streaming service added. 


The news prompted a wave of “dear intern” tweets in which social media users shared their own embarrassing stories from their internships, including mistakenly downloading viruses to company computers and erasing massive amounts of files. 

Lewinsky, who in the 1990s became the center of then-President Clinton’s impeachment over their widely publicized affair while she was a White House intern, also tweeted a message to the unnamed HBO Max intern. 

“Dear intern: it gets better,” she wrote.


Lewinsky, now a Vanity Fair contributor and anti-cyberbullying advocate, also added, “ps. don’t wear a beret for awhile, k?” referring to the hat she was famously photographed wearing while working at the White House. 

Friday’s tweet is hardly the first time Lewinsky has used social media to poke fun at the scandal that made her a household name. 

In 2019, she responded to a tweet from another social media user asking, “What’s the worst career advice you’ve ever received?”

Lewinsky replied in a tweet that quickly went viral:

Lewinsky wrote for the first time about her affair with Clinton in a 2014 Vanity Fair article, in which she said that while had profound “regret" over the scandal, she maintained that the sexual relationship was “consensual.” 

“Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship," she wrote at the time. "Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position." 

News broke earlier this week that Lewinsky had signed her company Alt Ending Productions to a producing deal with 20th Television ahead of the latest installment of the “American Crime Story” anthology series following the Clinton impeachment. 

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