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Christine O'Donnell: Would Piers Morgan have asked a man the questions he asked me?

Piers Morgan, left, and former Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnnell, right. CNN

Updated: 5:17 p.m. ET

Former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell suggested Thursday that she had been subjected to a double standard because of her gender during a television interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, arguing that the questions he asked her about masturbation would be perceived as "creepy" if directed toward a male politician.

O'Donnell, who has made a slew of recent media appearances in promotion of her new book, "Trouble Maker," abruptly walked off the set of "Piers Tonight" Wednesday after he pressed for her thoughts on gay marriage.

But according to the Daily Caller, O'Donnell said it was Morgan's prior series of questions regarding her views on masturbation - not the query about gay marriage - that frustrated her enough to end the interview.

Christine O'Donnell walks out on Piers Morgan

"If he was sitting there talking to Barack Obama or Joe Biden or any other male Senate candidates, talking about masturbation and all of this stuff, it would've been creepy," O'Donnell told the Daily Caller in a Thursday interview.

"He kept pressing and pressing and pressing," O'Donnell added.

O'Donnell, who lost to Democrat Chris Coons in last year's race to represent Delaware in the Senate, willingly addressed the issue of masturbation in a 1996 MTV special called "Sex in the 90s." In her appearance on the show, she condemned masturbation and likened it to adultery.

Morgan, during his interview with O'Donnell, played the 15 year old MTV clip and asked whether her views had since evolved.

Several minutes later, O'Donnell ended the interview while an aide stood in front of the still-rolling cameras.

O'Donnell, however, contends that she did not "storm off."

"When you're taping an interview, you don't know when the cameras are still rolling," O'Donnell told the DC. "You don't when it's not, and they're going 'wrap up, we're done. We're done.' If you're looking beyond what Piers is pretending it is, I didn't storm off."

O'Donnell argued that her portrayal on the show was a product of the "liberal media," and compared the experience to her 2010 Senate campaign.

"Keep in mind, Piers Morgan is a liberal host with his own agenda. The way that they portrayed it is taken totally out of context," she said. "This is exactly what we went through in the campaign... Liberal media coming in with their own agenda, not wanting to talk about the issues at hand."

In an interview with Fox Washington D.C.'s Fox 5 on Thursday, O'Donnell said she objected to what she thought was Morgan's "decidedly inappropriate line of questions."

"He had a decidedly inappropriate line of questions leading up to that, that many people, what the bloggers are saying, was just border-line creepy," she said. And, I'm trying to move away from it, you know, I'm not a 20-year-old on MTV right now, so let's get back to the political issues that I lay out in the book - and he wouldn't let up," O'Donnell said.

"I was not there to talk about sex," she said. "And he would not stop trying to talk about sex."

Watch O'Donnell address the matter on Fox 5 below: