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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Tearfully Apologizes to Erin Andrews

05/05/2010 AT 12:00 AM EDT

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has apologized to Erin Andrews -- publicly and privately -- for comments she made Tuesday about Andrews's choice of attire on Dancing With the Stars.

Speaking tearfully on The View on Wednesday, Hasselbeck said she regretted the remarks, in which she said Andrews's convicted stalker -- who filmed her through a hotel room peephole -- could have avoided prison and seen almost as much of Andrews just by watching this season of the hit ABC dancing competition.

Hasselbeck said she left work Tuesday feeling bad about the comments and opened up to her 5-year-old daughter at home. "She's so cute, she said to me, 'Mommy, why don't you just call Erin and tell her you're sorry?' " Hasselbeck said. "So, thankfully, I listened to her -- she's a wise little girl -- and I did. So, I'm really sorry, and I wanted to offer that publicly too, even though I did follow that advice."

Andrews told PEOPLE after Tuesday's DWTS results show that Hasselbeck's remarks were "a slap in the face to victims of stalking and sexual predators." She added: "As a mother and a woman, I'm disappointed she went there." --Tim Nudd

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