She confessed she may not have slept with the former Labor Party MP and said she was sorry for the pain caused to him and his family.
Naturally the interview has created a storm of controversy with plenty of claims and counter claims.
It could be the most high profile case of mistaken identity in the country’s history.More stories from Today Tonight
In yesterday’s interview the woman at the centre of the Thomson affair said “there is no victory here for me in any way shape or form, except for clearing my name and hoping Craig Thomson can get on with his life.”
She made it clear that according to her “it is definitely a case of mistaken identity.”
The comments, from the former sex worker at the center of the Thomson escort scandal, have seen her vindicated - she tried to stop the story ever becoming public once she'd realised her error, because she was in New Zealand at the time an alleged liaison took place in Sydney.
A Current Affair's Executive Producer told 3AW radio's Neil Mitchell today that she had indeed tried to go back on her story two days before he took the allegations to Craig Thomson.
He said he did not tell Thomson she had recanted, saying “I didn't go into that detail because it was clear to me that she had just got herself into a mad panic.”
According to the former escort’s lawyer Michael McMillan however, "my client made no suggestion to me that she recanted her claims based on Thomson's address to Parliament."
McMillan says his client withdrew her statement for one reason and one reason only, and that was that she'd made a mistake. "She has never waivered from her intention to set the record straight," he added.
It was something she tried to do two days prior to her claims being put to Thomson, and then being alluded to on A Current Affair.
Her original claims were always vague to start off with: part of the Statutory Declaration that the $60,000 contract for the story was based on, says "I do not specifically recall but to the best of my recollection I believe ... the sex took place in a room in the Westin Hotel on Martin Place, Sydney and he paid for my services by credit card.
"I do not recall the specific dates, but to the best of my recollection I believe it was around 2004 or 2005.”
Last night she confirmed her original claims were wrong. As for today's revelations from Channel 9 that there is a second escort, she said when she was in negotiations with A Current Affair she did not recall any mention of other prostitutes.
One thing is true and that is the transaction on Thomson's credit card, and many others, still require an explanation.
This woman however is not it. “I want to be left alone; I want to go back to a nice quiet life. I want Craig Thomson to get on with his life and just leave us alone,” she concluded.This reporter is on Twitter at @NDoorley
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