Starr famously spearheaded the Whitewater investigation from 1994 to 1998, which was initially a probe into Bill and Hilary Clinton's real estate investments, before it also extended into the former's sex scandal with Lewinsky.
As a result of the investigation, Clinton was impeached -- and later acquitted -- while Lewinsky became the subject of public shaming after explicit details of the scandal with Clinton were made known to the public during the impeachment process.
In September of 1998, the full Starr Report dropped online, detailing the alleged sexual encounters between Lewinsky and Clinton in graphic detail for the world to see.
"I had my laptop, I remember waiting as the pages would slowly appear. The more I read, the more mortified I was," recalled Lewinsky during an episode of 2018's "The Clinton Affair," a three-night docu-series about Clinton's White House scandal. "Reading something that was so mortifying and knowing that everyone else in the world who was connected was reading it at the same time."
Meanwhile, in an essay she wrote for Vanity Fair back in February 2018, Lewinsky detailed running into Starr at a New York City restaurant in 2017, which marked the first time the two had actually met.
Although she noted that Starr was the "man who had turned my 24-year-old life into a living hell," she introduced herself, and her family. Lewinsky described Starr's demeanor as "almost pastoral" and "somewhere between avuncular and creepy," adding that he "kept touching my arm and elbow, which made me uncomfortable."
She said she then confronted him over how "he and his team of prosecutors hadn't hounded and terrorized just me but also my family."
"I finally gathered my wits about me -- after an internal command of Get it together," Lewinsky wrote. "'Though I wish I had made different choices back then,' I stammered, 'I wish that you and your office had made different choices, too.' In hindsight, I later realized, I was paving the way for him to apologize. But he didn't. He merely said, with the same inscrutable smile, 'I know. It was unfortunate.'"