I'm about 10 years older than she is and I remember thinking that she was an adult making (bad) adult decisions, but they were hers to make and they were two consenting adults. Decades older, now that I'm about the age HE was at the time, I see how incredibly unequal they were.
For historical perspective for the younger folks - this was the mid-90s. The web was only a few years old. Fox news and MSNBC were both only a year or two old. The OJ trial had taken place a couple of years before, sucking up every ounce of media attention, but by then it was over, the 24 hr news cycle had begun