Monica Lewinsky defends 'SNL' writer Katie Rich suspended over Barron Trump tweet


Monica Lewinsky appears to be straddling the fence in the case of suspended "Saturday Night Live" writer Katie Rich and First Son Barron Trump.

A day after defending Donald Trump's 10 year-old-son, Barron, after Rich joked about him, the notorious former White House intern Lewinsky came to the defense of the now-suspended Rich.

"Online mobs are not the answer either," Lewinsky tweeted. "@katiemaryrich has apologized. comedy is an imperfect science. (trust me!)"

Lewinsky would seem to know plenty about comedy, having been the butt of countless jokes since the Bill Clinton administration.

Rich came under on Friday — the same day that Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States — when she tweeted a joke claiming Barron would become America's first "homeschool shooter."

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Monica Lewinsky attends Vanity Fair & SAKS Fifth Avenue International Best Dressed List at Saks Fifth Avenue on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Victor Garber, Monica Lewinsky, Anne McNally, Anh Duong, Rainer Andreesen attend the Saks Fifth Avenue + Vanity Fair: 2016 International Best Dressed List Celebration at Saks Fifth Avenue on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: TV personality Monica Lewinsky, shoe detail, attends the 2016 Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List at Saks Fifth Avenue on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: TV personality Monica Lewinsky, bag detail, attends the 2016 Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List at Saks Fifth Avenue on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Monica Lewinsky attends 'Hoping's Greatest Hits', the 10th anniversary of The Hoping Foundation's fundraising event for Palestinian refugee children hosted by Bella Freud and Karma Nabulsi, at Ronnie Scott's on June 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Philip Colbert (L) and Monica Lewinsky attend 'Hoping's Greatest Hits', the 10th anniversary of The Hoping Foundation's fundraising event for Palestinian refugee children hosted by Bella Freud and Karma Nabulsi, at Ronnie Scott's on June 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 16: Monica Lewinsky attends 'Hoping's Greatest Hits', the 10th anniversary of The Hoping Foundation's fundraising event for Palestinian refugee children hosted by Bella Freud and Karma Nabulsi, at Ronnie Scott's on June 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Monica Lewinsky attends the gala screening of 'Despite The Falling Snow' on March 23, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Monica Lewinsky poses backstage at the hit musical based on the cult film 'American Psycho' on Broadway at The Schoenfeld Theatre on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Monica Lewinsky arrives to the Vanity Fair Party following the 88th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Sunday evening, February 28, 2016. (Photo by Axel Koester/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: TV personality Monica Lewinsky arrives at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Monica Lewinsky attends a special Charity Premiere of 'Despite The Falling Snow' in aid of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund at The May Fair Hotel on March 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: TV personality Monica Lewinsky attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: (L to R) Olga Kurylenko, Alice Temperley and Monica Lewinsky attend an intimate dinner party hosted by Alice Temperley to celebrate 15 years of Temperley at GWP Studio on November 12, 2015 in London, England. Guests drank Baileys Flat White martinis to toast the occasion and mark the significant milestone for the brand. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Temperley London)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Monica Lewinsky arrives for the gala screening of 'Despite The Falling Snow' on March 23, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Monica Lewinsky (R) visits TV/Radio host Andy Cohen (L) at Radio Andy at SiriusXM Studios on October 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 06: Monica Lewinsky attends the Forbes Under 30 Summit at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 6, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
Monica Lewinsky attends the Spring Gala In Aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital hosted by QBF and Kerzner Calliva at Claridge's Hotel on May 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Quercus Biasi Foundation)
Monica Lewinsky attends the Spring Gala In Aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital hosted by QBF and Kerzner Calliva at Claridge's Hotel on May 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Quercus Biasi Foundation)
Designer Monica Lewinsky attends the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actor Alan Cumming and designer Monica Lewinsky attend HBO's Post 2015 Golden Globe Awards Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Monica Lewinsky arrives at International Documentary Association's 2014 IDA Documentary Awards at Paramount Studios on December 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
David Friend and Monica Lewinsky attend the Kitchen Spring Gala Benefit 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street on May 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Monica Lewinsky attends Entertainment Weekly's 'LA Can't Have All The Fun' 10th Anniversary Oscar Party at Elaine's on February 29, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
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Shortly afterward, Rich was suspended indefinitely from "Saturday Night Live."

Following Rich's joke, Lewinsky tweeted, "All children need to be protected from bullying + mockery. (incl #barrontrump). Let's be better than this."

In a case of political jokes making strange bedfellows, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton — whose father knew Lewinsky a little bit back in the day — also came to Barron Trump's defense.

"Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does — to be a kid," Clinton tweeted on Sunday. "Standing up for every kid also means opposing POTUS policies that hurt kids."

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Rachel Uchitel famously bedded Tiger Woods and was the most famous mistress in his high-profile string of affairs. Uchitel now lives in NYC and has a daughter. She owns a children's boutique. 

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Rielle Hunter became a national headline when she hooked up with Presidential nominee John Edwards during his 2008 bid for the White House, and became pregnant with his child. Edwards was married to his wife, Elizabeth. His bid imploded once news broke that she had his baby and was in hiding. Edwards and his wife split and she died in 2010 from cancer, but Rielle never really recovered from things. She's been largely out of the spotlight after her tell-all book bombed and Edwards has moved on. 

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Marla Maples essentially ended the marriage between Donald Trump and his first wife, Ivana Trump. She and Ivana had a famous confrontation on an Aspen ski slope. She married the then-real estate mogul on December 20, 1993, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City shortly after he had divorced. They had one child together, Tiffany, who was active on Trump's campaign. These days Marla has a net-worth of nearly $20 million and a successful career of her own as an actress. 

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As a young White House intern, Monica Lewinsky made headlines after she had an affair with a much-older President Bill Clinton. Lewinsky never has escaped the spotlight after the D.C. scandal, but she has written a book, launched a handbag line and studied a master’s degree in social psychology at the London School of Economics.

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Ashley Dupré was the New York City mistress and call girl who brought down New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. After it was revealed that he spent boatloads of money on her, Spitzer had to leave office. Dupré went on to have a baby girl and marry her child's father, 'Thomas ‘TJ’ Earle in Paris in October 2013.

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Tattoo artist Kat Von D was a minor celebrity in her own right with her show "L.A. Ink," but she later became famous for breaking up the marriage of America's Sweetheart Sandra Bullock. Von D hooked up with Sandy's husband, Jesse James, and they later became engaged, but eventually broke up after he (surprise!) cheated. These days she continues her work as a tattoo artist and has a successful beauty line. 

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Sure, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, started out as the "other woman" and famously stole the affections of Prince Charles from Princess Diana, but after the two divorced she got what she came for. Camilla and Charles married in 2005 and have been blissfully happy for years. She's now a patron of many charities and the grandmother to Princess Charlotte and Prince George. 

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This one hurts! Kristen Stewart became the other woman when on July 17, 2012, she was caught cheating on her boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders. Sanders was married to model Liberty Ross and they had a family. Now, Stewart is happily dating her girlfriend, Alicia Cargile. 

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is married to the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy now and has a great modeling and singing career. But long before that she was bedding Mick Jagger and was part of the reason he eventually broke up with his wife, Jerry Hall. 

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Sienna Miller was the ultimate cool-girl, but she became known as a bit of a paramour when she had a very public affair with married actor, Balthazar Getty. Her behavior, she admitted, burned a lot of bridges. Miller is now a mother and has continued her acting career. 

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Luciana Gimenez Morad  was at the center of a scandal when Mick Jagger's wife, Jerry Hall, found out that he had fathered a child with a Brazilian model. Hall filed for divorce almost immediately. Morad lives in her native Brazil and is a TV host and married mother of two. 

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Gennifer Flowers will always be connected to Bill Clinton after she admitted to a 12-year affair with the former President. Flowers has written several tell-all books and has worked off and on as a singer in New Orleans. 

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NFL player and commentator Tiki Barber's marriage ended in a flurry of bad headlines after news broke that he cheated on his wife with his much-younger assistant. She and Barber eventually married and have a daughter, Brooklyn, together. All's well that ends well. 

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Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman's marriage ended in 2005 after he cheated on her with their nanny, Ryan. But clearly it was more than just a spout of in-the-moment passion since Ethan and Ryan have been married since 2008 and happily live in Brooklyn together. 

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Brigitte Nielsen was an unknown mistress until recent years when it was revealed that she hooked up with Arnold Schwarzenegger during his marriage to Maria Shriver. The "Rocky" actress, of course, has maintained a successful movie and modeling career. 

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Arnold couldn't keep it together! In 2011, news broke that the California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair with their nanny, Mildred Baena, and had a secret love child, Joseph. The news ended his marriage to Maria Shriver and landed him in very hot water. Mildred lives in California not far from the family, and her son, now has a close relationship with his dad. 

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