Lucianne Goldberg, a literary agent who suggested her good friend Linda Tripp to secretly tape conversations with White Home intern Monica Lewinsky, has died at age 87 at her dwelling. No reason for loss of life was given by her son, political commentator and creator Jonah Goldberg.
Lucianne Goldberg was a conservative activist whose company specialised in right-wing books. Tripp took her recommendation and taped Lewinsky speaking about her sexual trysts with President Invoice Clinton. Tripp’s 20 hours of dialog had been utilized by particular prosecutor Kenneth Starr’s investigation, which in the end noticed Clinton impeached by the Home of Representatives and acquitted in a Senate trial.
Goldberg met Tripp whereas engaged on a proposal for a e-book on the loss of life of Vince Foster, a Clinton aide whose obvious loss of life by suicide raised many questions. Goldberg inspired Tripp to interrupt Lewinsky’s belief and provides the tapes to Starr. Goldberg later mentioned she was glad Clinton had been caught “at one thing.”
Goldberg’s literary company promoted books others would have shunned. The New York Instances described her as “an agent with a style for right-wing, tell-all assault books” in an article revealed amid the fallout from the Lewinsky tapes.
Goldberg additionally wrote novels and labored as a ghostwriter for celebrities.
Emmy winner Margo Martindale starred as Lucianne Goldberg in Impeachment: American Crime Story, the third season of FX’s award-winning restricted sequence franchise, which centered on the intercourse scandal that rocked the Clinton presidency.
Her survivors embrace Jonah Goldberg. One other son, Joshua Goldberg, died in 2011.