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Suzy Favor Hamilton confirms work as a call girl

Report: Hamilton worked at $600/hr. escort

MADISON, Wis. - Former U.S. Olympic runner and Madison area resident Suzy Favor Hamilton confirmed she worked in the last year as an escort in Las Vegas.

A report at thesmokinggun.com stated she was a $600-an-hour call girl and went on numerous dates in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and other cities.

Hamilton confirmed the report to News 8's sister station, WISC-TV and via her Twitter account.

In her Twitter posts, she said she realized she made irrational choices and takes full responsibility for them.

She said she is not a victim.

"I was drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life," she said. "It provided an escape from a life that I was struggling in. It was a double life."

She said her reasons for working as a call girl are related to depression and she's seeking the help of a psychologist.

Hamilton is a three-time Olympian and has worked in recent years as a motivational speaker.

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