Erin Andrews: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Made Me Cry

Entertainment May. 5, 2010 AT 9:22AM
Erin Andrews: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Made Me Cry Credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images; George Napolitano/FilmMagic

Don't ever get Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the same dance floor.

The Dancing With the Stars pro, 30, has lashed out at The View cohost, 32, after she dissed his partner, Erin Andrews.

On her ABC talk show Tuesday, Hasselbeck criticized Andrews for wearing skimpy outfits on DWTS after a peephole stalker famously posted a nude video of the ESPN reporter, 32 (he is now serving a 2 1/2-year prison term).

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Said Hasselbeck: "In light of what happened ... and as inexcusable as it was for that horrific guy to go in and try to peep on her in her hotel room ... I mean, in some way if I [was] him, I [would be] like, 'Man! I just could've waited 12 weeks and seen this -- a little bit less -- without the prison time!'"

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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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Pro Louis Van Amstel also defended Andrews, Twittering to Hasselbeck: "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 chimed in: "So disappointed that anyone would attack [her] after all she's been through."

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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