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Ron Livingston Stands by Sister, Bullied TV Anchor Jennifer Livingston

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When Wisconsin TV anchor Jennifer Livingston was bullied by a viewer who called her overweight, people across the country rallied around her. Her famous brother, actor Ron Livingston, is also speaking up for his younger sister.

"My sister Jennifer … brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years," Ron Livingston, 45, said in a statement to People magazine.

The "Office Space" star added that he is "extremely proud" of his sister.

Jennifer Livingston, 37, addressed the man who sent her a letter chiding her for being overweight. In an on-air editorial Tuesday morning that lasted more than four minutes, she also acknowledged being overweight - even obese - then added, "To the person who wrote me that letter, do you think I don't know that?"

Livingston's bold statements made headlines around the world and she told " Good Morning America" Wednesday why she decided to speak out.

"This was a personal attack," Livingston said. "Calling me obese is one thing. Calling me a bad role model for our community that I've worked at for 15 years and especially for young girls when I have three girls was a low blow and I thought it was uncalled for and I wanted to call him out on it."

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