CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jessica Hahn, whose 1980 tryst with evangelist Jim Bakker led to his resignation from the PTL ministry, testified today before a federal grand jury investigating PTL, "just trying to be as truthful as I can be."
"I'm just really drained and really tired," the former church secretary told reporters during a lunch break.
But when questions on the content of her testimony came up, her lawyer, Dominic Barbara, stopped the impromptu news conference.
He did say of the payments Hahn received, "She's always believed the money came from Mr. Bakker, not from the PTL ministry."
Hahn, of West Babylon, N.Y., has avoided publicity recently, awaiting the publication of an interview in Playboy magazine due out this week.
Hahn told reporters today that she posed for semi-nude pictures in Playboy and submitted to an interview with the magazine to "finally tell my side of the story."