Anastasia Kochervey claimed that she had sex with a man in exhange for money on two occasions in order to help pay for her mum's cancer treatment.
The 24-year-old, who stars in Russian reality show Dom 2, said she had to act quickly when her mum was diagnosed with the disease.
Anastasia began selling gold at a pawn shop but realised that wasn't bringing in enough cash, so she turned to other means to get the remaining 30,000 RUB (£358 / $479), saying she then went on to have sex with the anonymous man as a means of raising funds..
She says that, although she's not proud of what she's done, it's a 'gift' that her mum is alive.
The TV star is currently dating fellow cast member Andrey Shabarlyn and intially turned to him for help.
Anastasia says her colleague and boyfriend was the only man in her life who she could ask for help, as her dad was going through a difficult financial situation at the time - however, but he refused to give her the money
She explained: "We were together for about a month when my mother got diagnosed
with cancer and I had to act quickly.
"He said that I am a cynical beast, and all I wanted him for is money. I was showing him papers that showed that all the examinations were expensive and I simply had no one else to turn to. This is how we got into a fight and I stumbled."
When she was refused the money, she had sex with the anonymous man twice and he gave her the money to save her mum.
Anastasia says she was able to get a bank loan following this for the ongoing treatment costs.
The young star adds that she couldn't lie to her boyfriend and confessed to what she had done.
She added: "Ever since, he has been judging me and calling me a prostitute. I am not proud of it, but at least I have a living mother and for me this is a gift from God."
Kochervey reportedly tried to commit suicide by swallowing pills, saying she could not take the psychological abuse from her boyfriend.
Luckily, according to local media, another reality TV cast member found her and saved her.
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