Martha Stewart, 79, says she was ‘screwed up’ that her probation officer did not allow her to host Saturday Night Live after her arrest in 2004.
Martha Stewart recalled feeling very unhappy not being able to host on Saturday Night Live.
The 79-year-old media personality recently sat down for an interview with Harper’s Bazaar and spoke about the circumstances surrounding his arrest in 2004.
The TV host specifically mentioned that she only regretted that period of time, and that she was not allowed to host the long-running sketch comedy show.
Missed opportunity: During an interview for Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart said she was “screwed up” for not being able to host Saturday Night Live; the businesswoman appears in 2020
She blamed the ban on her probation officer, who said she “wouldn’t give me the time.”
Stewart continued to regret the missed opportunity and commented that she was very upset by her probation officer’s decision.
That really pissed me off, because I would have loved to host Saturday Night Live. I’d like that on my resume, ”he explained.
The reality TV personality’s legal troubles stemmed from a 2002 incident in which he was involved in insider trading.
Reasoning: The reality TV personality recalled that her probation officer would not allow her to appear on the long-running sketch comedy show during the period of her legal troubles.
Hot Water: In 2002, Stewart became involved in insider trading and was subsequently involved in a lengthy legal case that resulted in her arrest in 2004; she is seen during the final stages of her trial
He subsequently became involved in a highly publicized lawsuit and resigned from various corporate positions he previously held.
Stewart was eventually convicted of conspiracy and making false statements to federal investigators, among other charges.
The businesswoman spent five months in prison and then received a two-year supervised sentence, part of which was served under home confinement.
During the interview, she expressed that her life had effectively changed throughout the whole thing, noting that she doesn’t look back on the period as a particularly easy time.
Serving sentence: Stewart served five months in prison and then received a two-year supervised sentence, part of which was served in home confinement; she is photographed in 2003
Stewart said: ‘I knew I was strong coming in and certainly stronger coming out … It was a very serious event in my life. I take this very seriously. ‘
The designer also claimed that while she not only had bad feelings about the time, the whole experience would change her for life.
‘I’m not bitter about that, but…. My daughter knows all the problems that resulted from that. There is a lot, ‘he said.
Stewart concluded the interview with advice he wanted to impart to the readers of the article.
I’ve said it so many times, but take your life in your own hands. Don’t let other people direct you. Know what you want. I really believe in that, ” he said.
Taking it easy: Stewart reflected on the results of her experience during her interview and commented that she was “certainly stronger” at the end of it all; business mogul appears in 2019