Ex-Mistress Pens Open Letter About Predator Host

Kristyn Caddell tells her side of the story

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 3, 2013 10:48 AM CDT

(Newser) – If you've just been dying for more details on the To Catch a Predator affair scandal from 2011, well, happy 3rd of July. In an open letter published in the National Enquirer today, "other woman" Kristyn Caddell tells her side of the story. Predator host Chris Hansen led Caddell to believe his marriage "was filled with misery and on the verge of disarray," writes Caddell, who apparently had never heard anything, ever, about the typical course of extramarital affairs. "He told me a divorce was inevitable and the wedding ring on his finger was all but for show." In fact, she writes, she assumed their relationship was public knowledge.

During their four months together, she writes, Hansen took her on vacations involving swanky hotels, introduced her to co-workers, was photographed in public with her, and even talked on the phone to her family. Why is she coming forward almost two years after the affair was exposed? To get a job, of course. The newswoman says she was initially silent on the matter because Hansen convinced her that was the best course of action, but she was then fired and has since been rejected by at least a dozen "big market stations." Though she eventually got a job in Vegas, she resigned because the position is "several steps back for someone with my level of experience," and is hoping that by coming clean, someplace better will be convinced to hire her.

This undated studio portrait, provided by NBC Universal, shows NBC News reporter Chris Hansen, who hosts the "Dateline NBC" series titled "To Catch a Predator."   (AP Photo/NBC Universal, Virginia Sherwood)
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