Monica Lewinsky On Clinton Affair: "My Boss Took Advantage Of Me"

"It's time to burn the beret and blue dress," she says in an article for Vanity Fair, to run May 8.

A teaser posted on the Vanity Fair website promises a juicy read, with Monica Lewinsky saying of her notorious affair with Bill Clinton that "my boss took advantage of me."

Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship. Any 'abuse' came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position.

It has been 17 years since news of her infamous relationship with then-president Bill Clinton captivated the nation. Now, at 40 years old, Monica Lewinsky opens up in Vanity Fair after nearly 10 years of silence.

I am determined to have a different ending to my story ... I've decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past.

Lewinsky said she was also motivated to go public by the death of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide after his roommate streamed footage of him kissing another man.

The full interview will be available digitally on May 8.