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Suzy Favor Hamilton apologizes to fans for working as an escort

December 21, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • Suzy Favor Hamilton works out at her home in Madison, Wis., in July.
Suzy Favor Hamilton works out at her home in Madison, Wis., in July. (Michael Sears / MCT )

Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton made headlines Thursday after admitting that she worked as a high-priced escort for the last year, charging $600 an hour to spend time with clients.

Hamilton has used her Twitter account to apologize to her fans and explain herself. In a series of tweets, Hamilton said the following:

"I realize I have made highly irrational choices and I take full responsibility for them. I am not a victim here and knew what I was doing.

"I was drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging

"time with my marriage and my life. It provided an escape from a life that I was struggling in. It was a double life.

"I do not expect people to understand, but the reasons for doing this made sense to me at the time and were very much related to depression.

"As crazy as I know it seems, I never thought I would be exposed, therefore never hurting anybody.

"I cannot emphasize enough how sorry I am to anyone I have hurt as a result of my actions and greatly appreciate the support from family

"and those closest to me. I fully intend to make amends and get back to being a good mother, wife, daughter, and friend.

"I have been seeking the help of a psychologist for the past few weeks and will continue to do so after I have put things together."

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