Monica Lewinsky's saga could become the highest-priced sex story in history, according to New Yorker magazine.

The tabloid Star sent Lewinsky a one-sentence offer promising "one million dollars for exclusive rights to her story - if and when she should decide to talk publicly," New Yorker reports in its Sept. 7 issue.That bid was topped by publisher HarperCollins, which offered $2 million for a book, the magazine said, citing a source familiar with the offer.

Despite the offers, there has been no indication Lewinsky is willing to sell her story, the New Yorker said. Messages left at the Star and at HarperCollins on Sunday were not immediately returned.



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