Mon­ica Lewin­sky “Amer­i­can Crime Story” se­ries

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The real story: In 1998, Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton was im­peached by the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, ac­cused of ly­ing un­der oath about his af­fair with a White House in­tern named Mon­ica Lewin­sky. The scan­dal left an in­deli­ble mark on his pres­i­den­tial legacy — and Lewin­sky’s rep­u­ta­tion.

“When news of my af­fair with Bill Clin­ton broke, I was ar­guably the most hu­mil­i­ated per­son in the world,” she wrote in a 2014 Van­ity Fair es­say. As “The Peo­ple v. O.J. Simp­son” did for Mar­cia Clark, we can ex­pect “Amer­i­can Crime Story” to ex­am­ine the sex­ism be­hind Lewin­sky’s pub­lic sham­ing.

The cast: No of­fi­cial word yet. But Mur­phy did tell Bravo’s Andy Co­hen that he had a role in mind for long­time col­lab­o­ra­tor Sarah Paul­son: Linda Tripp, the for­mer White House em­ployee who se­cretly recorded con­ver­sa­tions in which Lewin­sky de­tailed her re­la­tion­ship with the pres­i­dent.

MON­ICA LEWIN­SKY WITH HER FA­THER, BERNARD LEWIN­SKY, RIGHT, IN 1998. CHRIS PIZZELLO/AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Sarah Paul­son

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