MONICA Lewinsky “didn’t have a voice” during the Bill Clinton sex scandal, says an actress starring in Impeachment: American Crime Story.
Annaleigh Ashford, who plays Paula Jones in the FX series premiering on Tuesday, September 7, spoke out about how Lewinsky – who is one of the series producers – Jones, and Linda Tripp were treated at the time.
“[Monica] didn’t have a voice and Paula Jones didn’t have a voice, Linda Tripp didn’t have a voice. We don’t know their perspective and their story. It was, at the time, told through the male lens,” Ashford told The New York Daily News.
Clinton, then 49, denied the affair with White House intern Lewinsky; Tripp recorded Lewinsky speaking about the affair and handed the tapes over to federal lawyers; Jones accused Clinton of sexual harassment when he was the governor of Arkansas, alleging he exposed himself to her.
The case was settled in 1998 when he paid out $850,000 – but the accusations triggered the Starr Report and the Senate impeachment that almost ended his presidency and is the focus of American Crime Story.