Washington: A three-time U.S. Olympian had reportedly spent the last year working as a call girl and made upto $600-per-hour, a double life she now says was a "huge mistake."
Olympic track star Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, had been employed with one of Las Vegas` premier escort agencies since last December and has booked dozens of `dates` there and elsewhere throughout the United States, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.
Hamilton, who has been featured in a Nike television commercial and ongoing promotional work for Disney, initially denied any connection to Haley Heston`s Private Collection. But the married mother of a 7-year-old girl later acknowledged her work as `Kelly`, Fox News reports.
“I take full responsibility for my mistakes. I`m not the victim and I`m not going that route,” she said. “I`m owning up to what I did. I would not blame anybody except myself. Everybody in this world makes mistakes. I made a huge mistake. Huge,” she added.
According to the report, Hamilton, who used the alias `Kelly Lundy`, shared her true identity with several male clients. The former Olympian characterized the escort business as "exciting" and a diversion from her Wisconsin real estate brokerage with her 44-year-old husband, Mark, who is aware of her illicit business. “He tried, he tried to get me to stop. He wasn`t supportive of this at all,” she admitted.