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VIDEO: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Takes Advice From Daughter And Delivers Tearful Apology To Erin Andrews

May 5 2010, Published 3:10 p.m. ET

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The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck was in tears on Wednesday morning when she apologized to Erin Andrews for her choice of outfits for Dancing With The Stars.

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On Tuesday Hasselbeck criticized Andrews for wearing skimpy outfits after she was the victim of a peephole stalker.

The comments set off Twitter frenzy with her dancing co-stars. Her professional partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy quickly fired back: ""I'm the one designing Andrews' dresses for the show, so I'll just assume that Hasselbeck is jealous... and stupid...."

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Louis Van Amstel wrote: "Why did u have to throw @erinandrewsespn under the bus this morning? Shame on you ... Leave her alone. Aren't u all working for the same network ABC/ESPN???? U should have each other's back, not trashtalk Erin."

Even Evan Lysacek went to Twitter to blow off steam:: "So disappointed that anyone would attack her after all she's been through."

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Andrews told Access Hollywood she "cried" after hearing the remarks. "I think people can have opinions about the show, but my biggest complaint is she's a woman and a mother and it was a mockery of something I've lived through this last year. ... I felt like it was a slap in the face for victims of stalkers and victims of sexual predators."

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On Wednesday Elisabeth confessed, “I ended up hurting her.”

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And she said her 5-year-old daughter Grace gave her the best advice. “She said to me, ‘Mommy, why don’t you just call Erin and tell her you’re sorry?’ ” Hasselbeck said. “So, thankfully, I listened to her — she’s a wise little girl — and I did. So, I’m really sorry, and I wanted to offer that publicly too, even though I did follow that advice.”



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