While Lewinsky, 41, doesn't seem up to addressing "Hot Topics" in a daytime talk show forum, she has returned to the spotlight
this year -- but only very selective and in appearances where she can control the narrative. In addition to attending Vanity Fair's high-profile Oscars party this past February, Lewinsky also participated in a 22-minute long TED talk
where she referred to herself as one of the first victims of cyber-bullying.
"I went from being a private figure to being a publicly humiliated one worldwide. There were mobs of virtual stone-throwers
," she said, making reference to the public shaming she received during the 1998 sex scandal with President Bill Clinton.