CBS Speaks Out, Releases Statement Amidst Gayle King’s Criticism Over Lisa Leslie Interview

CBS Speaks Out, Releases Statement Amidst Gayle King’s Criticism Over Kobe Bryant Interview

CBS News has released a statement, reacting to the backlash that Gayle King received from her interview with Lisa Leslie.

The network stated that:

“Gayle conducted a thoughtful, wide-ranging interview with Lisa Leslie about the legacy of Kobe Bryant. An excerpt was posted that did not reflect the nature and tone of the full interview. We are addressing the internal process that led to this and changes have already been made.”

As previously reported, Gayle King received overwhelming backlash for asking Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s 2003 sexual assault case.

 

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After facing backlash, Gayle King posted a video addressing the backlash. She stated:

“I’ve been up reading the comments about the interview I did with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant. I know that if I had only seen the clip that you saw, I’d be extremely angry with me, too. I am mortified, I am embarrassed and I am very angry. Unbeknownst to me, my network put up a clip from a very wide-ranging interview, totally taken out of context and when you see it that way, it’s very jarring.”

Today, Gayle King’s best friend Oprah Winfrey became emotional when discussing the backlash that Gayle King was experiencing.

 

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Authored by: Kellie Williams