Monica Lewinsky, angered by question on Clinton, walks off stage

Monica Lewinsky attends the Cannes Lions 2015 International Advertising Festival in Cannes southern France. Lewinsky says she stormed offstage at a Jerusalem event because of an interviewer's

Monica Lewinsky attends the Cannes Lions 2015 International Advertising Festival in Cannes southern France. Lewinsky says she stormed offstage at a Jerusalem event because of an interviewer's"off limits quest

Lewinsky, who has always been an anti-bullying advocate, said the reason she walked off the stage was that the question was a "blatant disregard" of a pre-interview agreement upon the topics to be discussed.

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky abruptly left a stage in Jerusalem on Monday when asked whether she still expected an apology from former U.S. president Bill Clinton, later saying the interviewer had backtracked on an agreement to steer clear of the issue.

Levi asked Lewinsky if she was still expecting a private apology from Clinton after all these years.

Lewinsky simply answered: "I'm sorry, I'm not going to be able to do this", and quickly walked off the stage.

She characterized the interview in question as a follow-up conversation about the topic of a talk she was giving on the "perils and positives of the internet", as opposed to a news interview; multiple outlets including The Hill reported the event.

Levi's employer, the Israeli News Company, said it did its utmost to abide by all agreements made with Lewinsky, according to The Associated Press. "I said that was off limits", she explained.

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The Times of Israel reports several audience members applauded her as she left the stage, pursued by the interviewer, Hadashot News's Yonit Levi. "A personal apology?" Levi asked.

Later on social media, Lewinsky issued an explanation for her exit. "Sorry, i cant do this".

The interview took place at a conference organized by the Israel Television News Company, where Lewinsky delivered a speech.

"We believe the question asked on stage was legitimate and respectful, and one that certainly does not go beyond Ms. Lewinsky's requests and does not cross the line", the statement went on. "We thank Ms. Lewinsky for her fascinating speech to the conference, respect her sensitivity, and wish her all the best". Clinton's affair with Lewinsky helped lead to his impeachment.

"I don't think I would have felt so isolated if what happened in 1998 happened in 2018", she told her Jerusalem audience.

Clinton added in that interview that he had "apologized to everyone in the world" over the affair and subsequent lies in the past.

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