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Baden-Clay's mistress: "I was planning a future with Allison's children."

Toni McHugh has given another interview about her relationship with Australia’s most-hated husband.

Gerard Baden-Clay is the most hated man in Australia. Guilty of the murder of his wife Allison, the mother of his three daughters, he’s been sentenced to a mandatory life sentence. Hopefully we never have to see him or hear from him again.

But from the moment he was imprisoned, his long-term mistress Toni McHugh has broken her silence, sharing her feelings about the events that led up to Allison’s death and forcing her family and friends to have to relive this terrible crime in uncomfortable detail.

In an exclusive interview with Caroline Overington in the August edition of Australian Woman's Weekly, McHugh has tried to explain why she ended up in a long-term relationship with a married man.

She says she wants everyone to know she's sorry for the affair but that for her, it was much more than that. She thought he'd leave Allison and build a life with her. Then his kids and her kids would become one big, happy family.

McHugh continues to distance herself from the crime that ended Allison's life, saying she feels no responsibility for her death. "I can’t be held personally responsible," Toni says. "If it wasn’t me, it would have been another woman."

Now she says she feels like "Australia's Monica Lewinsky". Her children have chosen to live with their father and she's having trouble finding work.

It should be remembered that she testified against Baden-Clay during his murder trial.

We'd like to take this time to remind you that this Friday 1st August is "Yellow Day", a day organised in memory of Allison Baden-Clay, doubling as a fundraiser for her three daughters.

To donate, visit the Justice for Allison Facebook page.

The August issue of Australian Women's Weekly goes on sale tomorrow.

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