Monica Lewinsky ‘once squeezed Bill Clinton’s privates in crowd and bent over so he could see her thong’, memoir reveals

FORMER White House intern Monica Lewinsky grabbed then-President Bill Clinton’s genitals in a crowd and bent over to flash her thong at him, a memoir claims.

Lewinsky was 23 years old when she confided in Linda Tripp, her colleague in the Pentagon’s public affairs office, about her affair with Clinton. 

An excerpt of Tripp’s memoir published by the New York Post details Clinton’s August 1996 birthday party at Radio City Music Hall, which Lewinsky attended and allegedly succeeded in squeezing the president’s private parts.

“She would gush that she had maneuvered into a position to grab his genitals with no one being the wiser, delighted to have given ‘the Big He’ a little love massage,” Tripp wrote about Lewinsky. 

Tripp claimed that Lewinsky told her in November of that year: “You absolutely won’t believe this, but I squeezed his balls right in the middle of throngs of people!”

“This was quickly followed by a recitation of the celebrities there (‘I’ll bet none of them got to squeeze his balls!’) and catty remarks about [First Lady] Hillary [Clinton], who from that moment on was referred to disdainfully only as ‘the Ba Ba.’”

Tripp continued that “the saddest part was that this grope validated, in her mind, a sort of secret romance between them,” referring to Lewinsky and the 42nd president. 

She said that Lewinsky was “grinning from ear to ear and positively beaming” after returning from her “meticulously planned trip” to the party that included 5,300 guests.

Tripp added that the groping episode “was as staggering to hear about as the thong incident [Lewinsky] had pulled off the year before—she had deliberately bent over so the president could see her, then hiked up her dress to reveal her thong underwear to him.”

Lewinsky, now 47, had a sexual relationship with President Clinton from 1995 to 1997.

After Lewinsky told Tripp about the relationship, Tripp began secretly recording her phone calls with Lewinsky and in January 1998 handed the tapes to independent counsel Kenneth Starr. 

In a televised speech, President Clinton said he did not have sexual relations with Lewinsky, but the investigation on the matter led to perjury charges against him and his impeachment by the House of Representatives.

President Clinton was acquitted of the impeachment perjury charges and obstruction of justice in the Senate trial. 

The Office of the Independent Counsel granted Lewinsky immunity in exchange for her testimony, and she became a pop culture celebrity.

Tripp died in April 2020 and her memoir, A Basket of Deplorables: What I Saw Inside the Clinton White House, was published posthumously by Post Hill Press last month. 

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