'Dancing' star Erin Andrews: Elisabeth Hasselbeck never apologized
By Christopher Rocchio, 05/11/2010
Erin Andrews received Elisabeth Hasselbeck's public apology but claims she never got the personal apology The View co-host and former Survivor: The Australian Outback castaway said she made.
"I didn't speak with her, no," Andrews toldUs Weekly after Monday night's Dancing with the Stars tenth-season performance episode. "I never talked to her."
During last Tuesday's The View broadcast, Hasselbeck stated Andrews should "think" about her Dancing with the Stars constumes considering Michael David Barrett was sentenced in March to more than two years in federal prison after he was convicted of secretly shooting nude videos of Andrews.
Andrews subsequently stated she considered Hasselbeck's comments "a slap in the face for victims of stalkers and victims of sexual predators," which prompted Hasselbeck to deliver a teary-eyed apology during last Wednesday's The View.
In addition, Hasselbeck said her 5-year-old daughter Grace convinced her to make a private apology.
"I said, 'Well Grace, today Mommy hurt someone's feelings,'" said Hasselbeck at the time.
"It's harder when you're explaining it to your kid. But it was a moment that I thought I should explain to her... I told her and I promised her that I would use my words more mindfully to build people up, not break people down. Thankfully she's five. She's so cute. She said, 'Mommy, why don't you just call Erin and tell her you're sorry.' I listened to her. I did."
While Andrews said she failed to received Hasselbeck's alleged apology over the phone, the ESPN reporter said she's "dealt with" The View co-host's comments.
"I'm moving on," she told Us. "I'm tired of talking about it. It's a new week."