Monica Lewinsky will forever be known as the young woman who had “sexual relations” with the much older former U.S. President Bill Clinton. When news of their infamous affair broke, Clinton was 51 years old and Lewinsky—an intern working at the White House—was only 24. Clinton eventually admitted to participating in oral sex with Lewinsky, and was impeached on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, although he was later acquitted by the Senate.
Over a decade later, the Lewinsky-Clinton affair is making headlines once again. Several of Lewinsky’s personal mementos—including clothes, lingerie, signed photos, and handwritten letters signed by Clinton—are currently being auctioned off online to whomever wants them.
The collection includes items that Lewinsky gave to another one of her lovers, Andy Bleiler, who was also an older married man. Bleiler was Lewinsky’s old high school teacher, and the two reportedly continued their scandalous affair for several years. Bleiler had submitted these items as evidence during the federal investigation to have Clinton impeached. When the case was finally closed, the items were returned to Bleiler’s family. The mementos have since been in possession of Bleiler’s ex-wife, who now wants to get rid of them as soon as possible.
The lot is estimated to be worth anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000. The online auction ends on June 27. And in case you were wondering, Lewinsky’s infamous semen-stained blue dress—the one that proved her affair with Clinton—isn’t part of the sale.
What do you think: Would you be willing to pay for a piece of the infamous Lewinsky-Clinton scandal, or is it a total waste of money?