Despite long-standing allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment, Bill Clinton remains a draw for liberals and Democrats, including many women. That was strikingly evident when Town & Country reportedly disinvited former White House intern Monica Lewinsky to an event on “social change” when they succeeded in getting Clinton to attend. It appears that is a bit too much change for Town & Country.
Many have questioned the continued speaking tours and celebrity status of Lewinsky based entirely on her affair with Clinton as a young intern. However, Town & Country’s preference to feature Clinton, even in his “MeToo” environment is telling.
Lewinsky responded angrily with a tweet:
“Please don’t invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and — then after I’ve accepted — uninvite me because Bill Clinton then decided to attend/was invited. It’s 2018. Emily Post would def not approve. p.s. … and definitely, please don’t try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag.”
For those who have accused Clinton of sexual abuse, it is like barring various actresses to make Harvey Weinstein more comfortable at a Hollywood gala.
After refusing to comment after various media requests, Town & Country issued a belated apology to Lewinsky.