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While Ashton Kutcher seems to be enjoying his newly-single status, things have been extremely hard for the woman who potentially caused his split with Demi Moore.

Sara Lea tells Fox411.com that as soon as she went public with her hours-long tryst with the Two and a Half Men star, life became unbearable.

She reveals:

    I got fired from my job. I am no longer friends with my best friend who was my roommate because it caused so many problems and I had to move out. I wasnt working for two months, and I only just started working three weeks ago. I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

The 22-year-old went public in September with her racy story, spilling all the deets of her night of unprotected sex with the married star at a Hard Rock hotel in San Diego, on the eve of his sixth wedding anniversary.

The beautiful blonde, who reportedly earned $200,00 for her tell-all, adds:

    I dont watch television and I read very few magazines. It never crossed my mind that he was married. But then he said he was separated, which still doesnt make things okay, but I wasnt thinking clearly. He was a good-looking guy and it was stupid. When people say to me I cant believe you did that I want to say back that most 22-year-old girls in my position would have done the same thing.

When Leal was asked whether she would have hooked up with the actor had she known the consequences, she exclaimed:

    No way! It was insane. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It might have seemed like I was asking for it, but I wasnt. My dad wouldnt even talk to me, and I got a lot of disturbing phone calls, even from my friends parents.

And what about those scandalous party photos that are posted all over Facebook?

    Those made me look bad and everyone who knows me on a personal basis knows I am not a crazy slut party girl. Ive had one boyfriend since I lived in San Diego, and those pictures were one weekend out of my life that painted the worst image of me ever. I was a mess for two weeks straight it was so horrible.

Luckily things have cooled down for Leal, who recently started a new job as an executive assistant at a real estate development company in San Diego. She is also training to be a yoga instructor, with hopes of opening her own studio, "eventually."