Kenneth Krause Speaking Out About the E-Mail He Sent to TV Anchor
The man who sent an e-mail to an overweight news anchor is apologizing and says he never wanted to offend her. INSIDE EDITION explains.
The guy who sent an e-mail to a TV news anchor urging her to lose weight is now saying he's sorry.
"Attacks like this are not okay," said Jennifer Livingston, the recipient of the e-mail.
Wisconsin lawyer Kenneth Krause told Good Morning America, he's no bully.
"If Jennifer is offended, then I truly apologize. That's the last thing I wanted to do," Kenneth Krause told ABC News' Alex Perez.
Perez asked Krause, "Do you think you're a bully?"
"No, I'm not. I'm in no position to bully her. She's a big time media personality, I'm just a working stiff," said Krause.
Krause has been under siege since sending a private e-mail to La Crosse, Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston.
In his e-mail, Krause wrote: "Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make. I leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle."
"It was meant to shame me into losing weight, and in my opinion—that's a bully," Livingston said in an interview.
"Did you feel the email was offensive when you wrote it?" asked Perez.
"Oh no, of course not. I had no intention to offend anyone," Krause said.
It turns out, Livingston is the sister of hunky Sex and the City actor Ron Livingston, who put out a statement supporting her.
"My sister Jennifer brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years," Ron Livingston said.
"I got an email from him, it was something like, 'Woah, saw you all over the place. Way to go sis,'" said Jennifer Livingston.
Krause is actually getting some support today too, New York Post TV critic Linda Stasi wrote, "She's the bully. Bullying implies power over helpless people who can't defend themselves. Since when is a news anchor helpless? Hardly."
Perez asked Krause, "Do you wish you would have handled things differently?"
"No, like I say, it's possible that I could have revised a few things. And like I say, I never meant to hurt Jennifer in any way. If she is truly hurt, I do apologize for that," said Krause.
Livingston says, "I am more than a number on a scale."
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