Monica Lewinsky was set to attend Town & Country magazine’s annual philanthropic summit this evening, but was uninvited after President Bill Clinton decided to attend the event as well, reports the Huffington Post.
The former leader of the free world who infamously lied about not having any sexual relations with Lewinksy when she an intern in the White House was attending the summit to introduce a Parkland High shooting survivor for a speech. Lewinsky was also invited to attend as a guest. Somewhere along the way, somebody at Town & Country decided that the two of them should not be there at the same time. So, Lewinsky was uninvited from the event. Lewinsky let the world know via Twitter.
dear world:— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) May 9, 2018
please don't invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and --then after i've accepted-- uninvite me because bill clinton then decided to attend/was invited.
emily post would def not approve.
But, Clinton’s camp denies that they had any involvement with the fiasco.
President Clinton was invited to address the Town & Country Philanthropy Summit. He gladly accepted. Neither he nor his staff knew anything about the invitation or it being rescinded. https://t.co/iZ0xtG4OvQ— Angel Ureña (@angelurena) May 9, 2018
To make matters worse, it appears the magazine attempted remedy the situation by offering Lewinsky an article in their magazine.
p.s. ...and definitely, please don't try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag.— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) May 9, 2018
Lewinsky's rescinded invitation drew disproval from several notable celebrities, including Judd Apatow.
This is what everyone is fighting against. @townandcountry should be ashamed of themselves. Do they let their heads of the magazine prey on their interns? Would they disinvite them after abusing their power to get what they wanted from them? https://t.co/7y5r878JSM— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) May 9, 2018