It's been over 15 years since Monica Lewinsky's affair with Bill Clinton and finally, she's written an article about it for Vanity Fair.

Here are the highlights from the article:

Monica says she was both a victim AND a willing participant in the nine sexual encounters they had between 1995 and 1997.

"Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I'll always remain firm on this point:  It was a consensual relationship.  Any 'abuse' came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position . . ."

She also said,

"I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton."

Monica says she turned down offers worth more than $10 million after the affair because she didn't think making money on her experience was the right thing to do.

She says she was inspired to "go public" about the affair, after hearing about 18-year-old Tyler Clementi.  He was the gay Rutgers student who committed suicide in 2010 . . . after his roommate secretly filmed him hooking up with his boyfriend, and streamed it online so other students could watch.

She explains, quote, "Perhaps by sharing my story, I reasoned, I might be able to help others in their darkest moments of humiliation."

Monica also decided to correct a Beyonce lyric about the infamous blue dress.  In her song "Partition," Beyoncé sings, "He Monica Lewinsky-d all over my gown."

Monica says, "Thanks, Beyoncé . . . but if we're verbing, I think you meant 'Bill Clinton'd all on my gown,' not 'Monica Lewinsky'd.'"  Wow! Gross.

The entire piece will be available online TOMORROW . . . and will be in the new issue, which comes out next Tuesday - check it out at!

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