Monica Lewinsky is back in the news courtesy of Jennifer Lawrence and The Fappening. President Bill Clinton’s former mistress opened up this week about her reactions to the massive leak of nude celebrity photos.
A while back fake photos of Lewinsky in lingerie surfaced, and were later proven to be fake. However, even before those photos made their way onto the internet, Lewinsky was no stranger to invasions of privacy and the stress that such privacy issues can create.
In a note to her online readers, Monica Lewinsky writes, “In the last week or two, as new batches of nude celebrity pictures have circulated around the Web—again violating the privacy of the women depicted—I was reminded of the few moments of sheer panic I had undergone before I realized my photos were not real. I felt compassion for these young women.”
Lewinsky’s biggest invasion of privacy occurred when nearly 20 hours of audio recordings between herself and Linda Tripp surfaced. While those takes don’t compare to nude photographs surfacing online, she still feels the outrage of recent female victims.
“Like so many others, I feel outrage—as a fellow victim, as a civilized individual, and as a woman—when other women are so easily and publicly violated,” Lewinsky said. “It is immaterial that the recently purloined photos revealed under-dressed celebrities. And, yet, being human we often find ourselves torn between our own right to privacy and our dissolute desires as voyeurs and gossips in an image-and trivia-fueled culture. How much we indulge our inquiring minds is an individual choice. But certainly we can agree that stolen private nudes of actresses (or of anyone, really) is crossing the double yellow line.”
Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrences, and other victims of The Fappening, may soon have their revenge. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and several other law enforcement agencies, are currently attempting to hunt down the hacker or hackers who released the nude celebrity photos.