Monica Lewinsky reflects on media’s unfair treatment of famous women, past and present: ‘I made a mistake. Britney didn’t’

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Monica Lewinsky is on Team Britney.

The former White House intern — the linchpin to former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment — feels that while the media has treated her and Britney Spears similarly, they were vilified for very different reasons.

In a new interview, Lewinsky, now 48, said attitudes toward women in the limelight have changed since the ‘90s and early aughts.

And while she welcomes it, she noted the key difference between her and the “Toxic” pop star — currently embroiled in a conservatorship battle.

“I think it’s long overdue and wonderful to see it happening for different women in different arenas and scenarios,” she told InStyle. “I made a mistake. Britney didn’t.”

The San Francisco-born author and ex-handbag designer also recalled running into Spears “in the early 2000s” at the former high end New York City department store Henri Bendel.

“She was with Justin Timberlake,” Lewinsky dished. “I had my handbag company at the time, and she said she thought the bags were cute. I was beside myself, so I got her some. But at that time I wasn’t able to have the perspective to recognize, ‘Oh, this is happening to other women.’”

The former Jenny Craig spokesperson continued, “When the fat-shaming happened to Jessica Simpson [in 2009], I thought, ‘Oh, OK. This didn’t just happen to me. This is happening now to other people, too.’”

Now the central subject (and a producer) of Ryan Murphy’s forthcoming FX series “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” Lewinsky discussed America’s growing awareness about how she believes the media mistreated her, which has led to many apologies.

“There were other young women this happened to, and there’s an enormous amount of collateral damage. So I think it’s not just an apology to a person; it’s an apology to how you’ve affected a culture,” she stated.

“What is sexual agency? What does it mean? It’s not surprising that this de-objectifying of women is happening alongside the #MeToo movement,” she added to the outlet. “They braid together in a way that makes sense.”

Newly announced “Funny Girl” star Beanie Feldstein will portray Lewinsky, in “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” which premieres Sept. 7 on FX.

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