Press Statement


Monica Lewinsky, in a statement released today in response to President Clinton's testimony:

"I have had enough. This whole experience has left a bitter taste in my mouth, and I just can't stomach it anymore. I feel as if I'm getting the shaft. In fact, this ugly matter has come to a head and blown up in my face."

"This may be a load to handle, but when things are hard, that is when I am at my best. I have faced hard things in the past, and I know what is coming. I will meet the challenge the only way I know how: head-on. I have licked bigger things than this before, and I will again. No one will ever be able to say that Monica Lewinsky isn't a finisher, that she quit before the job was done. I will work nonstop and fight this, blow by blow, until I am wiped clean of this dirty affair."

"I will not be stained by it."

"Thank you."
Monica Lewinsky
-- end of quoted message