Monica Lewinsky dumped from Town & Country event because of Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Monica Lewinsky arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Evan Agostini)
The cover of the August 10, 1998 issue of Newsweek magazine shows President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky at an October 1996 fundraiser in Washington D.C. With pressure growing for President Clinton to explain his relationship with  Lewinsky, the White House Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, decided to go to the Supreme Court seeking to block testimony by presidential confidant Bruce Lindsey. (AP Photo/Newsweek)
The cover of the August 10, 1998 issue of Newsweek magazine shows President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky at an October 1996 fundraiser in Washington D.C. With pressure growing for President Clinton to explain his relationship with Lewinsky, the White House Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, decided to go to the Supreme Court seeking to block testimony by presidential confidant Bruce Lindsey. (AP Photo/Newsweek) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 1996 file image taken from video, Monica Lewinsky embraces President Clinton as he greeted well-wishers at a White House lawn party in Washington Nov. 6, 1996. The long-running drama of Hillary Clinton's marriage _ her husband's infidelity and how she dealt with it _ is back as a subtext in this year's presidential race.   (AP Photo/APTV)
FILE – In this Nov. 6, 1996 file image taken from video, Monica Lewinsky embraces President Clinton as he greeted well-wishers at a White House lawn party in Washington Nov. 6, 1996. (AP Photo/APTV) (AP)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS - Monica Lewinsky attends TLC's inaugural "Give A Little Awards" in partnership with Redbook Magazine and PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center to honor those who are making a difference in the fight against bullying on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Discovery Communications via AP Images)
Monica Lewinsky attends TLC’s inaugural “Give A Little Awards” in partnership with Redbook Magazine and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to honor those who are making a difference in the fight against bullying on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Discovery Communications via AP Images) (AP Images for Discovery Communications/Jordan Strauss)
US former White house intern Monica Lewinsky attends at the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, June 25, 2015. The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is a world's meeting place for professionals in the communications industry.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
US former White house intern Monica Lewinsky attends at the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, June 25, 2015. The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is a world’s meeting place for professionals in the communications industry.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) (AP/Lionel Cironneau)
FILE - In this June 25, 2015, file photo, Monica Lewinsky attends the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton “was not sexual assault” but “constituted a gross abuse of power.” Lewinsky writes in “Vanity Fair” that she is “in awe of the sheer courage” of women who’ve been confronting “entrenched beliefs and institutions.” She says she was recently moved to tears when a leader of the #MeToo movement told her, “I’m so sorry you were so alone.”  (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
FILE – In this June 25, 2015, file photo, Monica Lewinsky attends the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton “was not sexual assault” but “constituted a gross abuse of power.” Lewinsky writes in “Vanity Fair” that she is “in awe of the sheer courage” of women who’ve been confronting “entrenched beliefs and institutions.” She says she was recently moved to tears when a leader of the #MeToo movement told her, “I’m so sorry you were so alone.” (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) (AP/Lionel Cironneau)
Monica Lewinsky arrives at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Monica Lewinsky arrives at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Evan Agostini)
Monica Lewinsky arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Monica Lewinsky arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Evan Agostini)
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Monica Lewinsky arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
The cover of the August 10, 1998 issue of Newsweek magazine shows President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky at an October 1996 fundraiser in Washington D.C. With pressure growing for President Clinton to explain his relationship with  Lewinsky, the White House Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, decided to go to the Supreme Court seeking to block testimony by presidential confidant Bruce Lindsey. (AP Photo/Newsweek)
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 1996 file image taken from video, Monica Lewinsky embraces President Clinton as he greeted well-wishers at a White House lawn party in Washington Nov. 6, 1996. The long-running drama of Hillary Clinton's marriage _ her husband's infidelity and how she dealt with it _ is back as a subtext in this year's presidential race.   (AP Photo/APTV)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS - Monica Lewinsky attends TLC's inaugural "Give A Little Awards" in partnership with Redbook Magazine and PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center to honor those who are making a difference in the fight against bullying on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Discovery Communications via AP Images)
US former White house intern Monica Lewinsky attends at the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, June 25, 2015. The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is a world's meeting place for professionals in the communications industry.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
FILE - In this June 25, 2015, file photo, Monica Lewinsky attends the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France. Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton “was not sexual assault” but “constituted a gross abuse of power.” Lewinsky writes in “Vanity Fair” that she is “in awe of the sheer courage” of women who’ve been confronting “entrenched beliefs and institutions.” She says she was recently moved to tears when a leader of the #MeToo movement told her, “I’m so sorry you were so alone.”  (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
Monica Lewinsky arrives at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Monica Lewinsky arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

WASHINGTON — When Bill Clinton comes, Monica Lewinsky gets disinvited.

Lewinsky — who was at the center of a sex scandal with Clinton in the mid-’90s — was dropped from Town & Country’s annual philanthropic event Wednesday when the ex-president decided to attend.

She added: “p.s. …and definitely, please don’t try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag.”

While she did not name the magazine, Town & Country responded Thursday morning, tweeting: “We apologize to Ms. Lewinsky and regret the way the situation was handled.”

Clinton also responded on Twitter through spokesperson Angel Ureña after a Huffington Post report, saying the sax-playing former commander-in-chief was unaware of either Lewinsky’s invitation or disinvitation.

“President Clinton was invited to address the Town & Country Philanthropy Summit. He gladly accepted. Neither he nor his staff knew anything about the invitation or it being rescinded,” the tweet said.

Lewinsky has returned to the spotlight in recent months due to the surging #MeToo movement.

She was a 22-year-old White House intern when Clinton entered into an affair with her.

Lewinsky has said that while the ex-president’s actions, which led to impeachment proceedings against Clinton, were “not sexual assault,” they “constituted a gross abuse of power.”

She wrote recently in Vanity Fair that she is “in awe of the sheer courage” of women who’ve been confronting “entrenched beliefs and institutions.”

Lewinsky said she was recently moved to tears when a leader of the #MeToo movement told her, “I’m so sorry you were so alone.”

Clinton initially denied having an affair with the then-White House intern before admitting to it in 1998.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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