There's a new tape reportedly released to the National Enquirer that reveals Monica Lewinsky tried to rekindle an affair with then-President Bill Clinton after their relationship had ended. The four-minute tape, recorded in November 1997, was believed to be destroyed after their affair became public in 1998, but has supposedly been retrieved by a cleaner hired by Monica Lewinsky's friends.
"I was supposed to shred everything in late 1998, but for some reason I kept this material," says the cleaner to the Enquirer.
The tape reveals that Monica Lewinsky, then 24, was begging the president to meet her because she is "too cute and adorable" to be ignored and that she missed him. She even tells Clinton that she can meet him in his office or they could watch a movie together at her place.
"Since I know you will be alone tomorrow evening, I have two proposals for you, neither of which is you not seeing me," she says, the National Enquirer reported. "I could take my clothes off and start... well... I know you wouldn't enjoy that? I hope to see you later and I hope you will follow my script and do what I want."
Monica Lewinsky reportedly suggests that Bill Clinton tell his secretary, Betty Currie, to schedule their encounter so they do not have to formally record it. She tells Clinton to tell Currie that he is leaving the office at 7 pm and then return to the office.
"In the meantime I quickly sneak over and then we can have a nice little visit for, you know, 15 minutes or half an hour. Whatever you want," she says. "You can't refuse me because I'm too cute and adorable and soon I won't be here anymore to pop over."
These are the tapes that Monica Lewinsky played for Linda Tripp, who heard them on November 20, 1997, and were taken to the Oval Office the very next day. Monica Lewinsky had revealed then that she had recorded it because she could deal with writing another letter. The National Enquirer also obtained a letter in which a distraught Monica Lewinsky asks Bill Clinton why he ended their affair.
"It was so sad seeing you last night because I was so angry with you that you once again rejected me and yet, all I wanted was for everyone else in the room to disappear and for you to hold me. I loved you with all of my heart, Bill," wrote Monica Lewinsky. "For the life of me, I can't understand how you could be so kind and so cruel to me... What did I do to deserve this? I am seriously depressed because of everything that has happened... I have lost profoundly both professionally and personally, and in a toss-up, our personal relationship changing has caused me more pain."
Here is an excerpt from the tape acquired by National Enquirer:
"Since I know you will be alone tomorrow evening, I have two proposals for you, neither of which is you not seeing me. So just deal with it!"
"I [can] quickly sneak over and then we can have a nice little visit for, you know, 15 minutes or half an hour. Whatever you want. I would really, really, really, really, really like that...
"My other proposal... maybe we could go over and watch a movie together and just have kind of, I don't know, boxed dinners or something...
"Those are the two proposals and you can't refuse me because I'm too cute and adorable and soon I won't be here anymore to pop over...
"I'm very persistent but I really want to see you... I could take all my clothes off and start..."