If you missed it, the photos of Brooksbank with three women – one of who was Erica – went viral over the weekend. The photos depict Erica topless and Jack with his arm around another one of the women. You can find out more about the woman and who they are right here.
Click inside to read Erica Pelosini Leeman’s statement about the infamous photos…
Erica told the DailyMail, “I usually never go topless, but my bikini got wet and I decided to take it off. I know it does not look right for Jack and his family. I felt very bad for them when I saw the images of him surrounded by three women because his wife was not there.”
She continued, “It led people to make improper suggestions and jump to conclusions and it’s very hurtful that people are thinking this. I’m very sorry if I caused any embarrassment to Princess Eugenie and Jack. It wasn’t appropriate for me to be topless.”
She added, “Looking at the images, I can understand how they could be misinterpreted. I’m topless, Maria is hugging him, and Rachel is also a very beautiful woman, but people are assuming the wrong things.”
“We were there as friends and work colleagues having a wonderful afternoon in the Italian sun. Jack is a very dear friend of mine and I have known him for a number of years. He’s also good friends with the other two women. It’s very upsetting for me that people could be thinking the wrong things,” she continued. “If I had known we were being photographed I would not have gone topless and I would have worn a better outfit. We were just a group of friends enjoying a beautiful Italian summer day.”
About what this might mean for his marriage and his five-month-old son August, Erica added, “Jack was speaking about his baby and showing us pictures of him. He looked adorable. He’s a very proud father. One day he told us he was very sad to be away from Princess Eugenie and his son. When you have a new-born baby you want to be with them all the time, so I think it was quite difficult for Jack to be in Italy away from him.”
Erica also mentioned that she briefly spoke to him about the published photos of them on the boat, and how he feels about the photos.
“We had a quick chat, but Jack said there’s nothing to worry about. I felt that he has a strong relationship with his wife. She knows that nothing was going on,” Erica said. “She knows that he was with some female friends having fun and that she can trust him.”
Erica also wants to clarify: “It’s been reported that I’m just an Italian topless model, some kind of bimbo who’s just hanging out with her famous friends. I’m not just a pretty face in a bikini hanging about on a speedboat. I’m a hard work who has established herself in the fashion world.”
If you don’t know, Jack was in Italy to attend the Unicef Summer Gala, where Casamigos was a sponsor. See everything we know about these infamous photos.