The former president, who was impeached in a 2000 Senate vote, is suing former intern Monica Clinton for defamation and wrongful prosecution.
The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Manhattan is the latest in a string of defamation suits against the former President that have rocked his administration since the impeachment.
The suit alleges that Lewinsky, then an intern at the White House, and others falsely accused Clinton of sexual assault in a 1993 book, and she and others made false statements to the press in response to the allegations.
The book, “The Women Warriors,” alleges that Clinton raped Lewinsky in 1993 while he was the governor of Arkansas.
“The Clintons’ false and defamatory statements have damaged the reputation of President Bill Clinton, his family, and his administration,” according to the complaint.
Clinton and Lewinsky denied the accusations and released a statement saying that “the women’s story is entirely true, and they were totally innocent of any wrongdoing.”
The lawsuit also accuses the former First Lady of violating federal laws prohibiting false and disparaging statements, such as defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The complaint does not say how much money the former Presidents legal team has.
Clinton has repeatedly denied the allegations against him, but in his most recent public appearance on Monday he called the claims “ridiculous” and “laughable.”
He was asked about the suit by MSNBC host Katy Tur about the impeachment case.
“Well, I think it’s pretty funny, Katy, that the Clintons, the Clintons’ legal team, would try to do this,” he said.
“And it’s sort of amusing, because, you know, I didn’t even know there was an impeachment proceeding until a reporter at ABC News did an article on it.”
Trump, too, has called the Lewinsky allegations a “total fabrication” and has repeatedly called the allegations “ridicautically ridiculous.”
The former President’s legal team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.