Transcript for Secret recording shows woman who set up GoFundMe was 'duped'
to another stunning twist in that gofundme scam. A homeless man and the young couple who said they are trying to help him are facing charges now. This woman says she is the real victim. Amy robach is here with the real story and she claims she can back up her version of events. She admits the gas story was not true, but she insists her intentions were pure from the start to help a veteran get back on his feet. Reporter: That good samaritan story that authorities now say was a total fraud. Kate Mcclure who set up a gofundme page with her then boyfriend for John Bobbitt now claims she was duped, accusing the men of being the masterminds behind the project. Mcclure's attorney sharing this audio exclusively with ABC news, reportedly of a conversation Mcclure had with her then boyfriend mark d'amico, that he says she recorded after Bobbitt accused them of stealing most of the $400,000 they raised on the website. ABC new has not independently verified its authenticity. You started the whole [ bleep ] Thing. You did everything. I had no part in any of this, and I'm the one Taking the fall. Reporter: The trio went on a media blitz with their feel-good tale. Mcclure and d'amico setting up a gofundme page for Bobbitt. We started thinking, what if we started a gofundme for this guy just to get him, you know, get him off the streets even for a weekend? Reporter: But last week, a twist. Authorities alleging the trio made the whole thing up. Mcclure's attorney says she was just naive. You don't go to jail for lying on TV, you dumb . You heard what he said. If this turns into a criminal thing -- You don't go to jail for lying on TV. Who made me lie on TV? Who cares? Reporter: The prosecutor says they may have gotten away with it if Bobbitt hadn't publicly accused the couple of using his money on vacations. The pair seemingly talking about the spending free in the recording. How much did you spend in cali? $2,500? That's $40,000. Now you want to talk about anything else? You act like you didn't spend a dollar. I'm not acting like that. I'm not acting like that. I never said I didn't spend a dollar. Reporter: Gofundme has agreed to refund the money to the 14,000 people who donated to Bobbitt, George. Thank you, Amy. We're joined by Kate Mcclure's attorney. Thank you for joining us this morning. So, you know, we heard the tape. Your client says this wasn't her idea in the tape, but she went along with it, participated in the deception, spent part of the money. Wasn't she complicit in a crime? I really don't think so, George. I think that first of all, people have to understand that this was an abusive relationship. One of the reasons that I provided you the tape was to show you the nature of that. From the start, Kate thought she was helping a veteran who was homeless and that Mr. D'amico was the one behind this and he was calling all the shots. Any time she tried to deviate from that, even before this developed, he would go off as he did on the tape that I provided. But she did spend the money. We saw the handbags, the BMW, the vacations. Well, prosecutors are very good at trotting out things that are dog and pony shows. The handbags -- there was one handbag that was purchased by Mr. D'amico. She purchased another one for $800, but they were bought on websites and they were secondhand. They are not all new designer handbags worth literally thousands of dollars. As a matter of fact, the prosecutor has displayed some that were hers from prior to that. In terms of the BMW, we're talking about a 2015 BMW, hardly top of the line and they paid $17,500 for it. In terms of the trip, there was a trip to Las Vegas. That's correct, but that was Mr. D'amico's assistance because his father lived there, and of course, in light of his gambling addiction, he spent a lot of times in the casinos. She knew it was going on for some time, but didn't do anything until the civil suit was filed. Why not go to the police? Well, at that point in time, she didn't understand or appreciate the fact that this may very well be a crime. What she is talking about, and what she thought all along was the fact that, as I said earlier, she was trying to help this homeless man and being duped into that, in my view, by both Mr. D'amico and Mr. Bobbitt. So she is going along thinking that she is helping someone, and that's why at the beginning she texted her friend and said that, yeah. The story about the gas is not true, but the guy is real. Throughout this entire matter, she believed that she was helping Bobbitt. Does she feel any remorse for what happened? Yes, she does. I mean, one of the -- one of the things that she does feel remorse about is the fact that this has garnered such publicity and it will cause people to have second thoughts about giving especially during this time of year. There is no question that a site like gofundme has helped people along the way. I know that she is concerned about what this has done to her family, and it's quite frankly traumatized her. Thank you for your time this morning. My pleasure, George. Thank you.
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