Macsyna King says she has unfairly been painted as a monster, someone who didn't give a damn, who paid no attention.
But she now feels liberated by a coroner's inquest which found there was "not a scintilla of evidence" that the death of her twins, Chris and Cru Kahui, were caused by her.
"The cruelty, the taunts, the horrible words spoken, the threats on me and my family were for nothing. I was judged before I was given a chance. I was accused of things I never did ... for six years and it's been torment and torture and horrible and I don't know how some of you people who have done these things can live with yourselves," Ms King told Campbell Live.
Coroner Garry Evans' report, released yesterday morning, cleared Ms King but found that the Kahui twins' traumatic brain injuries were suffered while they were in the sole care of their father, Chris Kahui.
When Kahui was found not guilty of their murder in 2008, Ms King said, people turned on her - they said if it wasn't him, it must have been her.
"I'm talked about like I'm a thing, a disgusting filthy thing that's done wrong and that's not right ... vigilante justice.
"If I was in the time of Jesus Christ I would have been stoned to death. Stoned to death because of the way the public of New Zealand felt or thought they felt," Ms King said during last night's interview with the TV3 show.
She also denied accusations that she did not help police after the twins' deaths.
"I helped them as soon as they asked me to help. I spoke to them two days after my sons were buried, Ms King said.
"I went with my lawyer and we gave at least 26 pages of a statement of evidence that I've never changed to this day."
Why didn't she take them to hospital straight away, even though she knew something was very wrong with them?
"Chris never wanted to go to the hospital.
"He refused. He swore. He said he needed time out. He said a number of things but he did not want to go to Middlemore."
- Staff reporter