Monica Lewinsky 'sex tape' to Bill Clinton appears after 15 years
The tape was obtained by the National Enquirer, which will publish the full report on Thursday (Aug. 1). From beginning to end, the recording only lasts three minutes and 47 seconds. Dated to Nov. 1997, the cassette itself is addressed only to "Handsome."
Quotes released from the tape include:
- "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."
- "Since I know you will be alone tomorrow evening, I have two proposals for you, neither of which is you not seeing me."
- "Now the first thing that has to happen is that you need to pre-plan with Betty [Currie, Clinton's secretary] that you will leave the office at, I don't know, at 7, 7:30 so that everyone else who hates me that causes me lots of trouble goes home."
- "Then you quickly sneak back and then in the meantime I quickly sneak over and then we can have a nice little visit for, you know, 15 minutes or half an hour. Whatever you want."
- "Maybe we could go over and watch a movie together and just have kind of, I don't know, boxed dinners or something like that."
- "And then that way we don't have to deal with the problem of me ... of there being a record of me going upstairs and we can spend some time together and see a good movie."
- "So I don't know, those are two proposals and you can't refuse me because I'm too cute and adorable and soon I won't be here anymore to pop over."
- "I'm hoping you will hear this and you will choose which one you want to do and go tell Betty and then she can call me and let me know so I don't have to stress out all day and I don't have to call her every two hours and bug her because -- I know you will find this very hard to believe -- but I can be a pain in the ass sometimes."
Why did the sexy-message tape appear now, so long after the scandal ended? Reportedly, the Enquirer's copy was made by someone involved with the original cover-up in the '90s. Other evidence at the time was supposedly destroyed.