A tape recording of Monica Lewinsky, which was released Wednesday shows the former White House intern trying to lure then President Bill Clinton into a meeting with her.
The audio tape is about four minutes long and was given to the National Enquirer by a helper hired by Lewinsky’s friends. “I was supposed to shred everything in late 1998, but for some reason I kept this material,” the cleaner told the Enquirer.
The raunchy tape was recorded in November 1997, months after the last of their alleged nine sexual encounters ended, and it shows a determined Lewinsky trying to persuade Clinton to meet with her because she is “too cute and adorable” to be ignored.
“Since I know you will be alone tomorrow evening, I have two proposals for you, neither of which is you not seeing me," Lewinsky is heard saying, according to the National Enquirer. “I could take my clothes off and start… well… I know you wouldn't enjoy that? I hope to see you later and I hope you will follow my script and do what I want.”
The tape was initially believed to have been destroyed, and a source told the Enquirer that the Clintons would be upset with the latest development. “The Clintons thought this sex tape was dead and buried. If this tape and other material are surfacing now, imagine what else must be out there?”
The release of the Clinton-Lewinsky tape comes just as the nation is dealing with a scandal involving Anthony Weiner, a New York mayoral candidate, and his illicit online relationships with women.
A number of people have drawn comparisons between Weiner and Clinton’s sex scandals ever since the mayoral candidate’s wife, Huma Abedin, publicly supported her husband, in a move seen by many as being similar to what Hillary Clinton, Abedin's boss, did back in the day when Lewinsky’s affair with the President made the headlines.