Exclusive: Steve Phillips' Mistress, Brooke Hundley, Speaks Out

"When not only were tabloids covering it but legitimate news was covering it. When Jay Leno was using my looks as part of his opening monologue to get a cheap laugh," she said. "At that point, you know, a person has their breaking point. That was my breaking point. I had a friend who had to come stay with me because she was concerned that mentally I would not be able to take much more. "

She said she feels better emotionally now but wants to clear the record.

Hundley calls herself a good girl who worked hard and never wanted to be involved with a married man.

Phillips told police they had three sexual encounters.

But in August Hundley filed for an application for a restraining order against Phillips, saying he pursued her and "threatened me, stating that if I spoke a word of this to his wife that he would ruin more than just my reputation but could easily get me fired." Hundley later withdrew the application.

Hundley Denies Stalking Charges

Hundley said that she did not report the matter to human resources because she felt discouraged by others.

"I think when you go to people who you feel like are close to you and that you can trust and they're quick to just shut you down, to tell you that, you know, nobody wants to hear about it, then you don't really have the confidence to want to go above them. You almost feel a sense of defeat that 'What's the point?'" she said.

Hundley was ultimately fired from ESPN after the case became public.

Regarding Hundley's termination, ESPN told ABC News, "Our investigation determined that Hundley's characterization of the events was inconsistent."

ESPN also said it has a "clear and consistent policy against harassment in the workplace. We investigate all charges and take appropriate action."

Hundley said any fear Phillips' wife felt after receiving the letter was the "same fear [she] felt a month before."

"[It's] the same concern over what may happen to me, what someone might do to me, ironically," Hundley said.

Hundley flatly denied that she is a stalker.

"I didn't in any time working at ESPN follow anybody around, wanting any sort of relationship with anybody. I didn't harass anyone. I didn't want anything from anyone," she said.

Hundley Hopes Phillips Will 'Grow Up and Take Responsibility'

Hundley said that after all the unwanted public attention following the scandal, she can understand the pain Phillips' wife felt.

"I think the only thing I could really say to [Phillips' wife] is that as someone whose family has been ripped apart over this just as much as someone who has, you know, 500 phone calls, e-mails, letters, paparazzi outside my apartment, reporters wanting me to talk and to say something, that I understand her pain," Hundley said.

"I mean, I don't expect her to come running out to support me, to be on my side," she said. "Obviously, there's a lot of details that I can't talk about. But do I feel bad bringing her into a situation that I couldn't control that really wasn't about her? Absolutely.

"I would never have wanted anybody else to feel or to go through what I was going through," Hundley said. "I brought it on, but not intentionally. I simply wanted somebody to get upset enough to have an impact, to get me out of this horrific situation."

Phillips told police it was his "pulling back" from the relationship that made Brooke become "erratic" and "delusional." But Hundley said she was never in love with anyone at ESPN.

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