Monica Lewinsky Blames Fox News, Roger Ailes for Her Downfall

  • Source: CNN
  • by: Eugene Scott
Monica Lewinsky Blames Fox News, Roger Ailes for Her Downfall
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Monica Lewinsky is sharing her unique perspective in the wake of former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes' passing, accusing him of building his network on the story of her relationship with then-President Bill Clinton, which made her life a "nightmare."

"Mr. Ailes, a former Republican political operative, took the story of the affair and the trial that followed and made certain his anchors hammered it ceaselessly, 24 hours a day," she wrote in a New York Times op-ed Monday. "Their dream was my nightmare. My character, my looks and my life were picked apart mercilessly."

"Truth and fiction mixed at random in the service of higher ratings," the former White House intern added.

Ailes, who founded the Fox News Channel two years before the Lewinsky affair went public, died last week less than a year after being forced out of the chairmanship amid sexual harassment allegations. He was 77.
 
 Source: CNN

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