Jessica Hahn says she found it difficult to return to the South, the heart of the PTL television ministry constituency, but came anyway to help promote a car show.
"In this part of the country, I didn't know if I was going to get kicked or kissed," said Hahn, whose sexual encounter with PTL founder Jim Bakker helped lead to the downfall of the evangelical empire.Signs such as "Jessica is a Disgrace to All Women," which greeted the former church secretary upon her arrival Friday at South Carolina's Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, no longer bother her, she said.
"When you get Jessica Hahn, you get controversy. Some people like me, and some people don't," she said.
At a promotional appearance for the Spartanburg car show, Hahn was a guest on an Anderson radio station show Friday night. Station officials said they offered her a permanent spot after listeners overwhelmingly said they enjoyed her.
Since leaving her job as an on-air personality for a Phoenix radio station Dec. 31, Hahn said she has received about 130 offers from other stations around the country.
She said she would sift through the offers and make a decision in the next few weeks.