A Boston Marathon bombing survivor has revealed that she left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping of news program “Meet the Press.”
Dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost her left foot in the bombing, and said on Friday that she had asked the news program not to mention the suspect’s name — but the show went ahead and used it.
NBC News spokeswoman Erika Masonhall says Haslet-Davis was due to take part in a roundtable discussion and had asked that the suspects’ names not be mentioned.
Masonhall says given the nature of the discussion, “Meet the Press” could not make that guarantee and regrets any distress caused by the miscommunication.
She says the NBC News president left a voicemail for Haslet-Davis apologizing for the confusion.
Since losing her foot in the marathon bombings on April 15 last year, Haslet-Davis has become a public advocate for those affected by the attacks, asking that people refer to her as a “survivor” rather than a “victim.”