Town & Country magazine has issued an apology to Monica Lewinsky after disinviting her from its annual Philanthropy Summit on Wednesday.
What's the background?
On Wednesday night, Lewinsky, 44, somewhat cryptically tweeted that an unnamed event organizer had asked her not to attend the event because former President Bill Clinton — with whom Lewinsky has an, ahem, past — would be attending.
Lewinsky wrote, "dear world: please don't invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and --then after i've accepted-- uninvite me because bill clinton then decided to attend/was invited. it's 2018. emily post would def not approve."
She added, "p.s….and definitely, please don’t try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag."
p.s. ...and definitely, please don't try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) May 9, 2018
Other outlets quickly reported that it was Town & Country magazine who had disinvited Lewinsky, although this was not initially confirmed.
This is worth noting in real time: A magazine -- @HuffPost says it was Town and Country (@TandCmag ) -- UNINVITED… https://t.co/3YWUTcqjud— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper)1525901472.0
Clinton did attend the event, and, according to a Clinton spokesperson, knew nothing about Lewinsky's invitation — or subsequent snub.
"He gladly accepted," the spokesperson said, and noted that "neither he nor his staff knew anything about the [Lewinsky] invitation or it being rescinded."
What is the mag saying now?
Town & Country issued their apology to Lewinsky on Twitter on Thursday.
"We apologize to Ms. Lewinsky and regret the way the situation was handled," a tweet from their official account read.
We apologize to Ms. Lewinsky and regret the way the situation was handled.
— TOWN&COUNTRY (@TandCmag) May 10, 2018