News of the scandal first broke on January 17, , on the Drudge Report ,  which reported that Newsweek editors were sitting on a story by investigative reporter Michael Isikoff exposing the affair. The story broke in the mainstream press on January 21 in The Washington Post. On January 26, President Clinton, standing with his wife, spoke at a White House press conference, and issued a forceful denial in which he said: And I worked on it until pretty late last night. But I want to say one thing to the American people.
I was back at my ex-gfs house to get my stuff back. Low and behold, I had a scene to see that explained why my ex is now ex. She was fucking her blonde friend and the girls were doing it hardcore! Two naked girls just held each other and licked their wet pussies! I was afraid that they were going to call the police but they actually had a different plan in store for me.