Clintons $850k to end case with men’s mag star that exposed Lewinsky affair

Former US President Bill Clinton’s shocking affair with his White House intern Monica Lewinsky was uncovered after allegations were made by a state clerk.

Paula Jones, from Arkansas, filed a suit against Clinton over claims he has sexually harassed her and then defamed her once she went public.

Jones filed in the federal court in Little Rock, Arkansas, in January 1994 asking for £510,00 ($700,000) in damages but the case was eventually settled out of court for even more at around £619,00 ($850,000).

The former Arkansas state employee went from helping create history in the US presidency to revealing herself to the world by posing nude in men’s magazine Penthouse.

Jones actually appeared in the magazine two times after a private photo came to light in the magazine in the late 90s.

She would later willingly pose nude for Penthouse in the December 2000 edition for an article which was titled “The Perils of Paula Jones”.

Speaking about the decision to pose nude to Vanity Fair in 2017, she said: “I needed the money. I was going through a separation at the time, a divorce.

"I had to pay taxes. I had to buy a home for me and my boys, the I.R.S. was after me.”

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Jones would later appear in a US TV series called Celebrity Boxing, where she fought controversial ice skater Tonya Harding.

She would appear on the show as Paula ‘The Pounder’ but would lose to Harding.

Jones' claims against Clinton alleged that the former president had exposed himself to her in a hotel in Arkansas.

Clinton has always denied the allegations despite settling the case with Jones in 1998.

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During his presidency, Clinton faced three other scandals with accusations from Juanita Broaddrick, Leslie Millwee and Kathleen Willey, which he all denied.

It was only during the investigations of Jones' case that independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr uncovered Clinton’s alleged affair with Monica Lewinsky.

The entire affair was later uncovered after Lewinsky's co-worker at the Pentagon, Linda Tripp, recorded conversations about her relationship with Clinton.

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Clinton would later deny the allegations of having a “sexual affair” or “sexual affair” with Lewinsky while under oath.

His decision to not be forthcoming at the start, led to charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.

The issue began the impeachment process against Clinton which was later passed to the Senate in 1998, where after a five-week trial, he was acquitted.

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