Monica Lewinsky reveals 'complicated feelings' about Ken Starr's death but graciously acknowledges his family's 'loss'

Monica Lewinsky reveals 'complicated feelings' about Ken Starr's death but graciously acknowledges his family's 'loss'
Starr Whitewater investigation in 1994 brought the then-President Bill Clinton and Lewinsky affair to light (House Judicary committee & Win McNamee/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Monica Lewinsky, has reacted to the death of Ken Starr, the US solicitor general, who led the impeachment investigation against former President Bill Clinton. She tweeted about his death and shared how it brought up ‘complicated feelings’ on Tuesday, Sept 13. "As i'm sure many can understand, my thoughts about ken starr bring up complicated feelings…," "But of more importance, is that i imagine it's a painful loss for those who love him," read her tweet.

Starr was appointed by the federal appeals panel back in 1994, to spearhead the Whitewater investigation that probed the real estate investments of then-president Bill Clinton and his FLOTUS Hillary Clinton. It was during this inquiry that he stumbled upon Bill Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky, who was serving as an intern at the White House.


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Lewinsky, 49, gave a detailed interview to Vanity Fair in 2018, while mentioning she met Starr only once in the almost 20 years since the investigation. Lewinsky shared that she gave Starr a chance to make things right between them and apologize. "I finally gathered my wits about me — after an internal command of 'Get it together'," she told the magazine. "'Though I wish I had made different choices back then,' I stammered, 'I wish that you and your office had made different choices, too.' In hindsight, I later realized, I was paving the way for him to apologize. But he didn't. He merely said, with the same inscrutable smile, 'I know. It was unfortunate.'"

Starr breathed his last at Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas, revealed the family in a statement. "We are deeply saddened with the loss of our dear and loving Father and Grandfather, whom we admired for his prodigious work ethic, but who always put his family first," said Starr's son, Randall. It continued, "The love, energy, endearing sense of humor, and fun-loving interest Dad exhibited to each of us was truly special, and we cherish the many wonderful memories we were able to experience with him."

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