Elisabeth Hasselbeck Lied About Apologizing to Erin Andrews

By: Alex Blagg / May 11, 2010

We should have known that it was impossible for Elisabeth Hasselbeck to ever apologize for her hurtful words.

The cantankerous View cohost ignited a media firestorm last week when she trashed ESPN reporter and Dancing With the Stars contestant Erin Andrews‘ choice of dress for the dance competition, suggesting that Andrews’ recently convicted stalker, who posted a nude photo of her on the Internet after peeping through her hotel-door peephole, could have just watched the show and saved himself some prison time.

Caught in the backlash of public opinion, Hasselbeck went on her show the next day and claimed that she’d made good with Andrews, calling her to apologize. According to Hasselbeck, she was prompted to make the call by her five-year-old daughter, Grace Elisabeth:

“So, thankfully, I listened to her — she’s a wise little girl — and I did. So, I’m really sorry, and I wanted to offer that publicly too, even though I did follow that advice.”

Well, here’s a big, fat surprise: Andrews now says that such a phone call never happened

“I didn’t speak with her, no. I never talked to her.”

Andrews says that, despite the initial insult and follow-up falsehood, she’s “dealt with” Hasselbeck’s remarks:

“I’m moving on. I’m tired of talking about it. It’s a new week.”

Well, at least there’s one person of class in this whole sordid tale. But the rest of the nation might not be as quick to forgive Hasselbeck as Andrews is. Insulting a stalking victim, then lying about issuing an apology, and hiding behind your five-year-old in the process? There’s a word for people like that, and unfortunately we’re not at liberty to use that word in a family-oriented blog such as this.

But don’t let that stop you from voicing your opinions in the comments section, readers: What do you think of Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s campaign of malice and lies?