For the first time in years, Monica Lewinsky has written about her affair with US President Bill Clinton.
In an essay for Vanity Fair - to be published in full later this week - the former White House intern writes: "It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress.”
She goes on: "I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened.”
Lewinsky, now 40, says it is time to stop “tiptoeing around my past - and other people’s futures." Adding she is now talking about her experiences so she "might be able to help others in their darkest moments of humiliation."