Monica Lewinsky reveals most hurtful name she's ever been called

Monica Lewinsky says that being called "unmarriable" is the most hurtful name she's heard.

"I think there's always that kernel of fear inside us that that might be true," she told The Cut." One of the more memorable times that was said about me left me in a really dark place in 1998. It was sort of those darker day moments that I wasn't sure I would get through."

Twenty years after the Bill Clinton scandal left her in that really dark place, the anti-bullying and #MeToo activist stars in a new PSA that is all about reclaiming those negative words that have been thrown at her for two decades.

It's "about taking the negative labels somebody has given us and taking the power out of those words," she explained to the outlet. As part of the campaign, Lewinsky and other celebrities will change their social media names to include some of those negative labels. Her name? Monica Chunky Slut Stalker That Woman Lewinsky.

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She went on to reveal that she "wasn't really able to watch" the Kavanaugh hearings last week because she didn't feel "emotionally" ready to do so.

"Certainly name-calling is something that we've seen a lot of in the last several years, but in particular in the last couple of weeks," she added.

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"One small thing that I noticed, and I think was really one of the many positive things that Dr. Ford modeled for people, was that my understanding is that she went to Washington with about 15 friends," Lewinsky said of Christine Blasey Ford. "And I think that that's something we should all look to. I know my friends supporting my in various ways was what helped me get through things -- not to compare my experiences in any way."

Read Monica Lewinsky's full interview with The Cut here.