Alan Cumming says Monica Lewinsky is an 'amazing person'

Alan Cumming, the Tony award winning actor has a new book out called “Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir” in which he reveals his terror-filled childhood dominated by his father who was verbally and physically abusive. The title comes from Cumming’s father announcing that he was not his biological son but the result of an affair. Cumming searches for the truth and it is revealed at the end of the book.

The Scottish born actor who campaigned vigorously for independence told The New York Daily News that he wept when the results were announced and is not a fan of British Prime Minister David Cameron.

“I think he’s awful for a variety of reasons,” he said. “He, to me, is part of the establishment, part of a group of wealthy, privileged people who have controlled Britain and kind of derided and derailed Scotland for centuries.”

According to Cumming, “I don’t dislike him because of where he came from. I dislike the system that allows him to get to such heights without merit.”

However there is one public figure the "Cabaret" actor is very fond of – Monica Lewinsky.

“She’s such a lovely girl. I’ve known her about 16 years,” he said. “She’s absolutely one of the most loving, fun, clever, tender people. The fact that she’s been able to remain such an amazing person with all that horrible bile that was heaped upon her as a young woman is testament to the person she is.”