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Monica Lewinsky, 1998

He was nearly 50. She was only 22. He was a powerful man who should have known better. She was just an intern. Yet no one seems to remember Bill Clinton's indiscretions in the Oval Office, while Monica Lewinsky's name is forever connected to the sex scandal. The news broke in January 1998, and that month in a news conference, Clinton said: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." But finally on Aug. 17, Clinton admitted to the affair. And by September, Kenneth Starr released a detailed report about the illicit affair.