Their lives were turned upside down in their pursuitÂ to reveal to the world the truth. Now, with Lance Armstrong’s legacy in tatters, Betsy AndreuÂ and Emma OâReilly finally feel vilified.
But in their efforts to reveal the extent of Armstrong’s deceit, their lives were profoundly affected.
In a report onÂ Thursday night’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams”, Betsy whoÂ used to be a close friend of Armstrong, along with her husband Frankie,Â reveals how she was called âunhinged, crazy and hatefulâ but she notes that she was never called a liar.
Harry Smith,Â also interviewedÂ Emma OâRilley for the report, where she revealsÂ she was facing financial ruin following her revelations in the book LA Confidentiel: Les Secrets de Lance Armstrong, She was sued for a million pounds for claims and description of Armstrongâs doping involvement. (Emma was once the US Postal Service cycling teamâs soigneurÂ and one of her tasks was to deliver drugs to Armstrong). She said her efforts to expose the truth brought her nothing but shame and scandal.
Both women’sÂ accusations were met with the retort that they were “crazy” and they claim that the media didn’t help them as they wereÂ âquite happy with what they were seeingâ (with reference to Armstrongâs clean winning streak). Emma adds that there was a time when she doubted herself because nobody believed her.
But in the end, the truth did prevail as we have seen in recent weeks.
Watch the report here