Brooke Hundley appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America today to face the stalking charges brought against her by Steve Phillips and his wife Marni.
She offered no apologizes, saying instead, “I would hope that at some point he (Phillips) would grow up and take responsibility for his own actions.”
Hundley’s main point throughout the interview was the implication that she was being harassed by Phillips.
ESPN disagreed. The net released a new statement to GMA on why it fired Hundley: “Our investigation determined Hundley’s characterization of events was inconsistent.” That is to say, Hundley claimed she was harassed by Phillips’, but ESPN’s investigation found no proof to that effect.
She said that she felt the same fear that Phillips’ wife did when she placed the frantic 911 call. How she makes that connection between herself and Phillips’ wife, Hundley doesn’t make clear.
See for yourself after the jump.
Hundley comes off in the GMA appearance as someone who is clearly attempting to posture in preparation for a legal tussle. Early on, she tears up when asked about the media’s coverage of her, citing a Jay Leno joke as her “breaking point” and claiming she needed a friend near here in case she harmed herself.
Obviously, playing the sympathy card for a future judge and/or juror.
Though I’m not so sure she should’ve bothered with this appearance. She doesn’t come off as sympathetic figure. Offering zero empathy for Phillips’ wife was a big mistake on her part. Comparing herself to Marni Phillips makes it even worse, as she comes off as frighteningly delusional.
I have a feeling all of this is really not going to end well for Hundley.