22-year-old Sara Leal decided to go public and discuss her affair with Ashton Kutcher — who was married to Demi Moore at the time — and now, she’s suffering consequences. Leal, who says she wouldn’t have slept with Kutcher if she’d known he was married, sold her story to a celebrity magazine after she discovered that the night they spent together was his 6th wedding anniversary with Moore.
“It was insane. I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” she tells the Daily Mail, noting that she is not a “slut party girl.”
The ripple effect that her decision to go public had on her life was profound. “My dad wouldn’t even talk to me, and I got a lot of disturbing phone calls, even from my friends’ parents,” she says. “I got fired from my job. I am no longer friends with my best friend who was my roommate because it caused so many problems and I had to move out.”
Leal says she was out of work for two months because of her infamy.
She also references topless photos of her from a bar in Vegas that were leaked to the internet, insisting that they don’t reflect her usual behavior. “I’ve had one boyfriend since I lived in San Diego, and those pictures were one weekend out of my life that painted the worst image of me ever. I was a mess for two weeks straight. It was so horrible.”