Corri Fetman on FOX
Olympian worked as escort, had clients in Chicago
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) –
Former Olympic runner Suzy Favor-Hamilton is back in the news but not for her accomplishments on the track.
Favor-Hamilton admitted to a second life as an escort and she had clients in Chicago.
Here’s how the blond, beautiful and three-time Olympic runner stained her brand in just seconds – the wife and mother admitted to being a Las Vegas escort with clients across the country, including Chicago.
“Kelly Lundy” was the Olympic runner’s alias but she apparently revealed her true identity to at least one client and that person leaked the information.
Favor-Hamilton took to Twitter and said she never thought she would be exposed but she has and now she has lots of questions to answer.
“I do not expect people to understand,” Favor Hamilton tweeted. “But the reasons for doing this made sense to me at the time and were very much related to depression.”
Known as the “Love Attorney”, Corri Fetman who specializes in divorce cases says the legal ramifications could be criminal.
“She was engaging in illegal prostitution so technically they could come after her in a criminal manner and she’s made statements to the press which wasn’t exactly the best idea because those statements can be used as admissions against her,” said Fetman, a Chicago-area attorney.
On a Twitter page listed for Suzy Favor-Hamilton she tweets, “I realize I have made highly irrational choices and take full responsibility for them. I am not a victim here and knew what I was doing.”
The 44-year-old athlete turned escort also says depression and a troubled marriage prompted her double life as an escort.
She reportedly charged $600 an hour for her services.
“Her situation, she had an eating disorder, she was an athlete, when you’re in competitive environments, of course you know, you’re in the press, you have all these people adoring you – then it stops,” said Fetman.
“I retired six years ago, when I was 37 and I have been up to a lot,” said Suzy Favor Hamilton in an interview posted on YouTube by the Indian Head Track Club.
Then retired, Favor-Hamilton said running gives happiness but also described its downfall.
“A runner I believe has a Type-A personality and there’s a certain type of person that becomes a runner and there can be some dangers and some problems that come with that because it may not go well so what do you have to fall back on,” said Favor-Hamilton.
On her Twitter page, Favor-Hamilton apologized and said she is getting help. Favor-Hamilton says, “I fully intend to make amends and get back to being a good mother, wife, daughter and friend.”
Her sponsor, Disney, recently cancelled her appearance in its half marathon.