Erin Barry: "I Did Not Have an Affair With Tony Parker"

Erin Barry—the alleged other woman whose inappropriate texting with Tony Parker led Eva Longoria to divorce Parker—is finally breaking her silence about her rumored relationship with the NBA star. 

On her website, Erin wrote, “I DID NOT HAVE AN AFFAIR WITH TONY PARKER, nor did I 'pursue' Tony Parker.” Erin added that because she and her husband (Tony's former San Antonio Spurs teammate, Brent Barry) are going through a divorce at the same time that Parker and Longoria are divorcing, “great speculation has been cast on our friendship.”

Adds Erin:
 "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,” she wrote.

The statement on Erin’s website is long. She talks for paragraphs and paragraphs about what an honorable person she is for helping out abused children, and says she’s so busy with law school and being a mom that she has no time for gossip. “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.”

Erin defending herself against rumors that she had an affair with Parker do little to restore her reputation, because none of those rumors have been substantiated. What has been confirmed is that Erin and Parker exchanged hundreds of racy text messages—messages that Longoria found and that reportedly played a part in her decision to file for divorce from Parker. In the more than 500 words that Erin wrote on her website defending herself she never once mentioned the text messages, which is at best a glaring omission. Hmmm...

88% of our readers say they consider sending sexual texts messages cheating, even if the two parties involved never actually consummate the relationship. What do you think?

Read Erin Barry's complete statement here.