Doth Erin Barry Protest Too Much?

Julie Ryan Evans

Erin BarryUntil now, Erin Barry has stayed silent about her presumed role in breaking up the marriage of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker. Now, she has decided to address all the "lies."

"I did not have an affair with Tony Parker," she stated.

Anyone else hearing echos of Bill Clinton?

Here's the long statement she made, strangely enough, on her website, which is dedicated to helping abused children. 

She couldn't have just issued a press statement?

Anyway, here's part of it:

It has been brought to my attention that people who do not know me think that I have had an affair with Tony Parker. I have received hundreds of emails and phone calls from supportive friends who do know me and know that what is being insinuated about me is a complete lie. I am so busy with my children and law school studies that to take even a few moments out of my day to address this ludicrous issue is an annoyance. I only take the time to explain myself because apparently my silence, as a result of my indifference, has been construed as an admission of guilt. These are my words and this is the last you will hear from me on this subject because I have more important things to do.

I DID NOT HAVE AN AFFAIR WITH TONY PARKER, nor did I “pursue” Tony Parker. Unfortunately, because our divorces are occurring at the same time, great speculation has been cast on our friendship. My friendship with Tony Parker had nothing to do with the end of my marriage (which is painful enough without this added drama), and to assume that we had an affair is naïve, ridiculous, and completely misguided.

Every day I dedicate myself to being a good person and the best Mom that I can possibly be for my two beautiful children. I pride myself on being a Mom first, an advocate for abused children second, and a law student third. Those are the things that are of the utmost importance to me. I have spent my adult life fighting for children who have been victimized so forgive me for not caring when someone tells me that my name is being dragged through the mud.


Why were you communicating secretly with another woman's husband for a year?

While you may or may not have hopped in the sack physically, that doesn't mean you're innocent, no matter how many words you use or how good of a person you try to convince us you are.

The timing of her denial is a bit curious perhaps as it fell right on the heels of Eva and Tony spotted together yesterday having lunch and reportedly acting lovey-dovey.

Could a reunion possibly be forthcoming?

What do you think of Erin Barry's defense of her role in Tony Parker and Eva Longoria's divorce?

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