In 1991, at the age of 16, Fisher became sexually involved with the infamous Joey Buttafuoco, a man 20 years her senior, and would later wind up shooting his wife, Mary Jo.
"At the time, you know, it's very glorified in the tabloids and it became a big joke but you know what? It wasn't a joke," Fisher tells The Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen. "There was a woman gravely injured or could have been killed. You know, I was abused by a man twice my age. And it was an awful situation."
Today, Fisher is a pregnant 30-year-old Long Island housewife with a 3-year-old son. But she says she was the victim of a sexual predator when she was younger, and she hopes her story will act as a warning to parents and teenage girls.
"I think any 16-year-old goes through periods of feeling lack of self-esteem or lack of self-worth. And sexual predators, they prey upon us." She warns that sexual predators now use the Internet to maneuver into girls' lives.
"I was a middle-class girl from the suburbs, did OK in school, didn't use drugs, didn't use alcohol and the sexual predator was able to maneuver his way into my life - and it can happen to any young girl out there," she says.
She has written a new book, "If I Knew Then," to help other girls learn from her mistakes.
After Fisher was released from prison in 1999, she returned to college and earned a degree, then started writing a column for the weekly Long Island Press in 2002.