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Monica Lewinsky Prompts ‘Survivor’s Chain’ After Tweet on 20th Anniversary of Her Interrogation

”RETWEET if you survived the unimaginable in your life,“ says former Bill Clinton mistress

Monica Lewinsky is celebrating Tuesday as the 20th anniversary since she “survived the unimaginable” in the wake of her “inappropriate relationship” with Bill Clinton, inspiring a “survivor’s chain” on Twitter.

“For 20 years, i’ve marked 16 jan as the day i survived another year from 1998,” Lewinsky tweeted Tuesday. “On this 20th (!!!) anniversary, thinkin’ maybe we could try a survivor’s chain. whaddya think? (too corny?) RETWEET if you survived the unimaginable in your life.”

Jan. 16 marks the day Lewinsky was interrogated by deputies dispatched by Special Prosecutor Ken Starr at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The deputies were trying to coerce the then-24 year old into giving them information about her relationship with President Clinton, who was facing a lawsuit from Paula Jones for sexual harassment she claimed took place in the early 1990s.

In a 2014 essay for Vanity Fair, Lewinsky wrote about the experience of “mainly male interrogators” discouraging her “from contacting my attorney and threatened with 27 years in jail for filing an affidavit denying the affair with Clinton, among other alleged crimes.” She was offered immunity if she cooperated, but at the time refused.

Lewinsky’s social media call for action on Tuesday brought forth several inspiring stories of survival, not all about sexual harassment in the workplace.

One Twitter user recalled a “complicated surgery,” and several more responded to praise Lewinsky for her resilience.

Check out the reaction below.

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