Lincolnshire County Councillor Victoria Ayling claims her private life has "been aired for all to see and pick at like vultures" after a film of her making comments about immigration hit national headlines.
The East Lindsey District councillor featured on the front page of the Mail on Sunday on December 8, after the newspaper saw the video.
In the film, she appears to talk about restricting immigrant numbers before adding, "I just want to send the lot back but I can't say that."
However, speaking exclusively to the Echo, Councillor Ayling said her comments in the video about illegal immigrants were taken out of context, and claimed her private life has been subsequently dragged into the firing line.
"This is absolutely a disgraceful victimisation of myself and my family," she said.
"It is a no holds barred attempt to assassinate my character.
"There are now lawyers involved in this matter regarding the article that was originally published, I cannot comment because there may be litigation on a personal angle.
"I am highly protective of my children and I would hope this does not impact on them.
"This is worse than big brother. It is intimidating, it is nasty and the whole business is unacceptable."
The Stickney ward councillor and UKIP member says her now ex-husband helped film the video, back in 2008.
The film was meant to support her bid to become a Tory member of the European Parliament, years before she defected to UKIP in March this year. However, an uncut version of the video surfaced across national media last weekend, sparking a furore of headlines and criticism.
"The whole thing was about illegal immigration and the facts have been twisted and churned to an unacceptable degree," added Cllr Ayling.
"It has been horrible to have my private life exposed in this way, it has been horrible to be accused of racism.
"I am not a racist and I stand by that.
"From a personal angle, I am a district and county councillor and so I will carry on as normal.
"As much as I can, I have to put family first, which is what any normal person would do, and keep them away from all of this interest and carry on regardless."
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said the party will stick by Councillor Ayling, who has confirmed she hopes to stand for a seat during the 2015 general election.
"I am pretty strong, I may be hurting inside but I am strong enough to see this through," she added. "I have a job to do for those who voted me in.
"If nothing else in this whole sorry tale, when all of this is tomorrow's chip paper I hope and I believe this has opened up the whole situation.
"Now, there must be an open and honest debate about immigration, and not to bring in the word racist as soon as someone comes up with that."
See her campaign video below: