Monica Lewinsky, the woman behind former U.S. president Bill Clinton’s impeachment, is “shopping a top-secret book project,” a newspaper reported on Thursday.
Audiotapes secretly recorded showed that Lewinsky, 39, began a sexual relationship with Clinton, 66, while interning at the White House in November 1995, leading to the impeachment of the president by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998, and later acquitted by the Senate on February 12, 1999.
“We’re told Lewinsky has been making the rounds with major publishers, who were all asked to sign nondisclosure agreements to take the meetings,” The New York Post reported. “It’s unclear who the front-runners are,” the newspaper added, citing an insider source familiar with the project.
After the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, most of the major participants wrote books, except for her.
“I’m sure every major publisher was interested in hearing what she had to say,” the insider source told the newspaper.
Lewinsky has given past interviews but kept a low profile since leaving for England in 2005 to study at the London School of Economics.
“I cannot comment on anything at this point,” the newspaper reported Lewinsky’s representative as saying on Wednesday.
Clinton was the U.S.’s 42snd president and was impeached by the House of Representatives on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice in 1998. The charges were due to the Lewinsky scandal and Paula Jones lawsuit.
Jones, a former Arkansas state employee, filed a sexual harassment suit in 1994 against Clinton during his tenure as a governor of the state.