Monica Lewinsky has been doing far better these days. After years of trying to outrun her past and reinvent herself in businesses and career moves, the former White House intern — arguably the most famous former White House intern ever — is actually becoming sought after.
According to a report in The Daily Mail, Monica Lewinsky was being courted by none other than Barbara Walters to help what is considered an ailing The View program.
According to a source cited by the agency, Barbara Walters has told execs at ABC that they should look at having Monica Lewinsky on as a guest at the very least, if not go as far as consider her for a host position.
Their source says, “Barbara believes that Monica, 41, could make The View competitive and compelling and while a lot of Washington’s elite may scratch the show off its must-visit press list, the younger demographic of online users would tune in daily to see what she had to say.”
This rumor is especially compelling given that Barbara Walters had been asked by David Letterman about that very thing when she appeared on ihs show.
Barbara Walters said, “I think it would be great if she were on The View. I wouldn’t expect it tomorrow.”
Since that Letterman comment, Monica Lewinsky has given several high-profile speeches, including a TED talk on the topic of online bullying and social media shaming, a topic that she feels singularly qualified to speak on.
But leave it to Page Six to spoil all the fun. The agency got in touch with Monica Lewinsky’s people and came away with this statement:
“Monica has been invited as guest several times in the past few years, but has not gone on [the show].”
So if Barbara Walters has bent anyone’s ear about Monica Lewinsky joining the show, no one has told Monica Lewinsky about it.