Network ABC was offered an exclusive chat with the socialite, currently approaching the end of her sentence for violating probation.
But Walters declined the opportunity, dubbing the idea "tawdry."
She tells PageSix, "Tawdry. The whole thing somehow was beneath me. Besides, it was a no-win. If I did a tough piece and her tears started to flow, it would be, 'Oh, there's Barbara Walters making people cry again.' Too soft, and I'd be criticized."
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