The chief attorney for Tonya Craft said on NBC's Today Show on Wednesday morning that the former kindergarten teacher has received death threats.
"That's why we hurried her out of the courtroom," Dr. Demosthenes Lorandos told interviewer Meredith Viera.
Ms. Craft left Chattanooga to fly to New York and a round of national talk shows soon after a jury in Ringgold found her innocent of 22 charges of child molestation.
Larry King Live on CNN plans to focus on the Craft case on Wednesday night.
Ms. Craft was interviewed Wednesday morning along with Dr. Lorandos and her husband, David Craft, who said, "I'm very proud of Tonya. She never quit fighting."
Dr. Lorandos said the defense had no choice but to put Ms. Craft on the witness stand during the trial that lasted over a month.
He said, "When the charges are this horrible, you have to (tell your side). She stood up to a tremendously vicious attack."
The attorney said he believes Ms. Craft "would have had no chance at all unless she gave the jury the tools" including hiring of the highly touted defense team and nationally known child experts.
He said child molestation cases "are the hardest cases to win."
Ms. Craft, who was teaching kindergarten at Chickamauga Elementary School when three little girls claimed she molested them, said, "My whole heart had been taken. I got half of it back. It won't be whole until I get my children back."
Her two children by her marriage to Joal Henke were taken from her when the charges were filed, and she has not seen them for 712 days.
Ms. Viera asked her about one of the accusers being her own daughter and how it felt to see her on the witness stand testifying against her.
Ms. Craft said, "That was the hardest thing I have ever experienced. It absolutely broke my heart to see that my daughter had been indoctrinated to say things that were not true. I sobbed."
Ms. Craft said she felt some relief when the first "not guilty" was announced, but she said she did not rest easy until all 22 acquittals were read.
She said after she was charged she began researching cases where people had been falsely accused, including one in Bakersfield, Calif.
She said she spoke to some people who are now in their 30s who were involved in bringing false allegations when they were children.
Ms. Craft said, "I never thought I could be arrested for something I didn't do."
She declined to characterize her arrest as a "witch hunt," but said she thought it resulted from "the perfect storm" that included breaking up of some friendships and children touching one another "in a normal way, then my name got into the mix."
Ms. Craft said one of her new missions is "to make people aware that this can happen any time to anyone."