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Report: Monica Makes A Deal

Monica Lewinsky has signed a seven-figure deal for the North American rights to a tell-all book and agreed to terms for her first television interview, the New York Post reported Monday.

St. Martin's Press inked the deal for the former White House intern's tale about her affair with President Clinton last Friday, the Post reported. It will be co-authored by Princess Diana biographer Andrew Morton.

The book is to be published in February, the Post said, citing a source familiar with the negotiations. Exact terms were not reported.

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Lewinsky also agreed to be interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC when the book is released, the source said. Lewinsky would be allowed to sell foreign rights to the broadcast.

An ABC spokeswoman would not confirm the interview, but the Post quoted a source as saying a deal was likely.

Lewinsky declined to comment Sunday. St. Martin's Press officials could not be reached for comment.

Last week, sources told The Associated Press that the price for any interview would be at least $2 million.

An ABC appearance would be for free, since major U.S. networks don't pay for interviews. But British TV's Channel 4 said it is negotiating with Lewinsky.

Lewinsky's lawyers will have to get a release from independent counsel Kenneth Starr's office before she can talk to anyone in the media. A no-talk provision was in her immunity agreement.

TV offers have been rolling in, including ones from daytime television queen Oprah Winfrey and Roseanne Barr. Both foundered.

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