The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck broke down on the show this morning during an apology to sportscaster Erin Andrews.
Hasselbeck explains how her daughter compelled her to apologize to Andrews after Hasselback made a somewhat tasteless crack about her high-profile peephole stalking case. Hasselbeck originally poked fun at Andrews’ skimpy on-show wardrobe, saying:
“In light of what happened and as a legal [matter] — and as inexcusable as it was for that horrific guy to go in and try to peep on her in her hotel room,” Hasselbeck said. “I mean, in some way if I’m him, I’m like, ‘Man! I just could’ve waited 12 weeks and seen this — a little bit less — without the prison time!’”
After she learned of Hasselbeck’s remarks yesterday, Andrews deemed them “a slap in the face to victims of stalking and sexual predators.” Andrews also said:
“The thing that I was most upset about is I felt she was mocking a situation,” she said. “As a mother and a woman, I’m disappointed she went there.”
Clips of Hasselbeck’s teary apology are not readily available, but you can watch the original statements Hasselbeck made below.