Until now, former President Bill Clinton had only apologized for the affair that rocked the nation, and his marriage in 1998. But in an upcoming documentary, Bill tells all, explaining that the affair helped him "manage anxieties".
Bill Clinton, who is now 73, shares a great deal about the history-making affair in a new documentary called 'Hillary" that will be released Friday, March 6, 2020 on Hulu. For the first time, the American public will get an explanation about WHY Bill cheated on Hillary, and the impact that it had on his marriage, the nation, his presidency and Monica Lewinsky's life.
News agencies and entertainment publications with early access to the documentary noted that Bill says Monica was a source of relief, “You feel like you’re staggering around, you’ve been in a 15 round prize fight that was extended to 30 rounds and here’s something that will take your mind off it for a while, that’s what happens.”
As he reflects on the controversy more than 20 years later, Bill shared his thoughts on the two women he hurt the most.
About Monica Lewinsky, he said “I feel terrible about the fact that Monica Lewinsky’s life was defined by it, unfairly I think.” He admits, “Over the years I’ve watched her trying to get a normal life back again, but you’ve got to decide how to define normal.”
About Hillary, Bill recounted the moment he came clean to his wife, “I went and sat on the bed and talked to her. I told her exactly what happened, when it happened. I said I feel terrible about it. We’ve been through quite a bit in the last few years. I said I have no defense, it’s inexcusable what I did.”
The documentary also confirmed that Hillary was completely blindsided by Bill's confession, saying "I was just devastated. I could not believe it. I was so personally just hurt and I can’t believe this, I can’t believe you lied.”