“I made a bad error in judgment and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did. And in doing that, I know that I’m going to hurt the people closest to me, [who I’ve] talked to and apologized to; that would be my wife and my kids.
“And I just, you know, it’s a s—ty moment. It’s a s—ty moment when you know you’re wrong and there’s no excuses for your wrong behavior.
“At the end of the day man, I just simply have got to do better. But I’m also not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes and in this particular situation that was what was attempted. I said I’d rather fess up to my mistakes.”
Sabbag had always denied being involved in the extortion plot and previously spoke about feeling vindicated after Jackson was arrested.
She said: “I was so relieved, this whole process has been crazy and my name has been dragged through the mud. I just feel really happy and fortunate that this has all come to light.
“I know who I am as a person so I really don’t let anything like that bother me but it definitely has taken a toll mentally but it’s all over now so I’m good.”