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Lewinsky Testimony Excerpts-17

September 21, 1998

... A JUROR: Monica, why did you keep that black dress?

A JUROR: Blue.

A JUROR: Blue dress.

A JUROR: Did you have a reason to keep it?

... A. No. I didn’t have a reason. The reason _ the dress _ I didn’t realize _ if I remember correctly, I didn’t really realize that there was anything on it until I went to go wear it again and I had gained too much weight that I couldn’t fit into it.

And it seemed sort of funny and I _ it may sound silly, I have a lot of clothes. I don’t clean all my clothes right after I wear them, I usually don’t clean them until I know I’m going to wear them again. And then I was going to wear it for Thanksgiving because I had lost weight and I had _ I had shown the dress to Linda at that point and had just sort of said to her, ``Well, isn’t this″ _ You know, ``Isn’t this stupid?″ Or, you know, ``Look at this, isn’t this gross?″ Or whatever. I don’t really remember exactly what I said.

And she told me that I should put it in a safe deposit box because it could be evidence one day.

And I said that was ludicrous because I would never _ I would never disclose that I had a relationship with the president, I would never need it.

And then when Thanksgiving time came around and I told her that I was going to wear it for Thanksgiving, she told me I looked fat in the dress, I shouldn’t wear it. She brought me a jacket from her closet ... to try to persuade me not to wear the dress.

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