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Erin Barry: I DID NOT Have Affair with Tony Parker

12/2/2010 10:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The woman named in the alleged Tony Parker sexting scandal is finally breaking her silence -- adamantly denying that she had an affair with Eva Longoria's husband.

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Erin Barry -- wife of Tony's former teammate Brent Barry -- just went to her website and wrote, "I DID NOT HAVE AN AFFAIR WITH TONY PARKER, nor did I 'pursue' Tony Parker."

She continues, "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."

See the entire statement after the jump ...



Thursday, November 25, 2010

Greetings all,

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.

Salacious rumors are not what keep me awake at night. What keeps me awake is wondering how the 5-year-old who was taken away from her abusive family is sleeping during her first night in a children’s shelter. I worry about friends fighting overseas and whether or not they will return home to their families. I worry about the health of my children, my family, and my friends. I worry about soccer uniforms, carpool, immunizations, baseball practice, paying the bills on time, grocery shopping, the kid’s homework, and so many other things that may seem menial to some people; but to me are everything. Right now I worry about my law school finals… being a first year law student is much scarier than dealing with gossip!

Happy Thanksgiving. My family and I want thank our troops and their families for their sacrifices that enable us to enjoy our freedoms this holiday season.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. While you are here I would encourage you to get involved with (or donate to) the children’s organizations that fight child abuse and neglect in San Antonio or your part of the world.

God bless you and your family,

Erin Marie Barry
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1.

Rocco    

Erin: Don't care. Be quiet. Go away.

1337 days ago
2.

Truth    

YEA, IF U BELIEVE THAT SHIET THAN JAY-Z IS NOT ILLUMINATI EITHER.. NUFF SAID. LET THE SEXTING BEGIN!!

1337 days ago
3.

NatTxn    

When Eva found the texts, if they weren't pretty damning, she wouldn't have left Tony at the drop of a hat. Erin is lying. Clearly!

1337 days ago
4.

Phreaky    

Flirty text messages are not "having an affair" - you're right. But it was the wrong thing to do and is exactly what someone going through a divorce and needing male attention would do. It was wrong and you know it.

1337 days ago
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Angie    

I don't care what these people say.It had to be something big that happened that made Eva Longoria file for a divorce.I mean people don't just file for divorces for little ****!!Just think about it.

1337 days ago
6.

joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Thanks, I'll finally zzzzzzz be able to sleep at night zzzzzzzzz

1337 days ago
7.

silver7s    

took you long enough to respond

1337 days ago
8.

bring back recent posts    

LMFAO AT ROCCO!

1337 days ago
9.

Lisa    

She needs her ass beat for screwing around with that woman's husband. May Karma pay her the visit she so richly deserves.

1337 days ago
10.

Celebrities Suck    

be for real... sexting is as bad as having sex with someones husband which is your so called friends husband and your husbands friends. Misery needs company, she was probably unhappy with her husband so she had to ruin Eva's marriage. Home wrecker!!!

1337 days ago
11.

WhoCares    

She seems to be protesting just a little too much. If she were innocent she would have just kept quiet.

1337 days ago
12.

Calixta & Alcee    

Is she related to Bill Clinton?

1337 days ago
13.

janik    

Now, I see why her marriage did not last. She said she prided herself in being everything, (a good mother, a good activist for kids, a good law student), BUT NOT a good wife.

She not once mentioned her husband, or priding herself in being a good wife. It looks like everything and everybody came before the hubby. This is a recipe for divorce, folks.

1337 days ago
14.

janik    

She sounds very arrogant. And not once did she include Eva as her friend, only Tony.

1337 days ago
15.

awards    

Is "anal" sex anymore?

1337 days ago
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