TONI MCHUGH CLAIMS THAT SHE IS AUSTRALIA’S MONICA LEWINSKY
Toni McHugh, who now likens herself to the former US President’s paramour, Monica Lewinsky, said that she believed Gerard when he said that he had not ever had sex with anyone except for Allison and herself and that she plans to write a book.
Toni McHugh, “I was furious, but I was still madly in love with him. I remember after the police told me, Gerard called me from a blocked number and said, ‘I’m outside your office, I’m in a cab, I have to talk to you;”.
Toni McHugh, “The first thing he said when I got in the cab was, ‘are you wearing a wire?'”
Photo courtesy of Women’s Weekly.
Toni and Baden-Clay, in the cab, then drove to a unit at Fortitude Valley to talk. Toni said, “He gave me all these reasons for having sex with other women.
He wanted to make sure what he had with me was real. Like an idiot, I believed it, but he’d also told me previously that he’d never been with any women besides Allison.”
As we know, GBC frequented AdultFriendFinder.com, where he described himself as “average” and, “married, but don’t want to be, looking for some sex on the side!”.
Toni claimed with regard to Baden-Clay being responsible for Allison’s murder, “I’d been putting my head in the sand about that”.
Toni had been hiding in her apartment since her affair with Baden-Clay had become public, her mother phoned her on the 30th April, to tell her to come out of hiding.
Toni also confessed that she had driven over the Kholo Creek bridge just hours before Allison’s body was found, she said, “And that was the worst day because WE drove over that bridge. We drove over the bridge and she was under there and later that day, maybe around noon, we heard a woman’s body has been found, and I knew straight away – instantly – that it was Allison.”
Toni McHugh on Allison’s children, “I need them to know that I’m very, very, sorry for what’s happened. The future I was planning with Gerard, it actually included them. It included Allison! I thought we would all get to the point where we all, you know, shared custody, like adults, and got on.”
It has been reported that Toni McHugh was paid more than $200,000.00 for the interview with Channel 9’s 60 Minutes programme which aired on the Sunday after Gerard Baden-Clay was charged guilty of murder.
“Toni McHugh quotes of hardship” from what is believed to be another paid interview, this time with Woman’s Weekly:
“I’m still coping with the damage, emotionally and financially”. (Toni is, of course, being paid for these interviews).
“I lost my job, which I loved, and which I was good at. And sometimes I feel like I’m Australia’s Monica Lewinski – like, what man is ever going to want to come near me? So I have suffered, too.”
Toni McHugh on feeling sorry for Allison, “I’m so sorry that her life has been so painful – no woman should have to go through those feelings of inadequacy that she was feeling”.
“I can’t be held personally responsible.”
“I know that if it wasn’t me, it would have been another woman.”
“The marriage problems were pre-existing well before I became a part of Gerard’s life.”
Asked if she felt the murder happened because of her, she said: “No. It didn’t happen because of me.”