Monica Lewinsky, in a statement released today,
countered the President's firm denial:
"I have had enough. This whole experience has left a bitter
taste in my mouth, and I can't stomach any more. I feel as
if I am getting the shaft, that this ugly matter has come to a
head and blown up in my face.
"This may be a load to handle, but when things get hard,
that is when I am at my best. I have faced hard things in
the past, and I know what is coming. I will meet this
challenge the only way I know how: head on.
"I have licked bigger things than this before, and I will
again. No one will ever be able to say that Monica
Lewinsky isn't a finisher, that she quit before the job was
done. I will work non-stop and fight this, blow by blow,
until I am wiped clean of this dirty affair. I will not be
stained by it.