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Monica Lewinsky says she was uninvited from event after host realized Bill Clinton was coming

The host was later identified as Town & Country magazine, which apologized to Lewinsky for "the way the situation was handled."

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Monica Lewinsky at Vanity Fair's Oscar party in 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

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Monica Lewinsky said Wednesday that she had been "uninvited" from an event on social change after the organization hosting it learned that former President Bill Clinton had also accepted an invitation to attend.

"dear world: please don't invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and — then after i've accepted — uninvite me because bill clinton then decided to attend/was invited," Lewinsky tweeted Wednesday.

Lewinsky, who didn’t name the host of the event, added in another tweet that she had turned down an offer to write for the host's magazine.

“p.s. ...and definitely, please don't try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag,” she wrote.

Later in the day, HuffPost reported that the host of the event was Town & Country magazine, and the event was its annual philanthropy party on Wednesday.

The magazine apologized for its actions Thursday morning.

"We apologize to Ms. Lewinsky and regret the way the situation was handled," it said in a tweet.

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Earlier, a representative for Clinton tweeted that the former president was not aware that Lewinsky’s invitation had been withdrawn.

"President Clinton was invited to address the Town & Country Philanthropy Summit," Clinton's press secretary Angel Ureña tweeted Wednesday night. "He gladly accepted. Neither he nor his staff knew anything about the invitation or it being rescinded."

Nearly 20 years after her relationship with Clinton made headlines, Lewinsky has since become an anti-bullying advocate.

In recent months, she has written a series of essays about her ordeal and how the current #MeToo movement has emboldened a new generation of women to come forward with their own stories about experiencing sexual misconduct.

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