Some folks are still seething at Gayle King’s interview with WNBA champion Lisa Leslie and want the lead host of “CBS This Morning” to suffer legal consequences.
Some have suggested that Vanessa Bryant sue King for the insensitive interview that took place while Kobe Bryant’s widow was — and is — still grieving.
King was excoriated nationwide for revisiting Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape allegations. And they believe Vanessa Bryant should follow the lead of Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax ,who filed a lawsuit against King for interviewing his sexual assault accusers.
Deadline reported that in September 2019, Fairfax filed a $400 million defamation lawsuit against CBS and King after she interviewed his accusers, Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson. In court documents obtained by Deadline, Fairfax said CBS “recklessly disregarded whether what Watson and Tyson were saying was, in fact, true.”
Fairfax added that he “filed this lawsuit so that he can fight these allegations in a court of law, with the protections of due process, and on a level playing field.”
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sues #CBS for #GayleKing’s interview with his accusers. I hope #VanessaBryant follows suit & file a lawsuit against Gayle King, @CBSThisMorning & others defaming her late husband #KobeByrant. https://t.co/89PcUhx4H0
— Onyx Unlimited 👊🏿✊🏿💯 (@SupremeSanity) February 9, 2020
Social media is urging Vanessa Bryant to replicate Fairfax’s legal actions and once again put King and CBS on the defensive for what many consider was a thoughtless and insensitive interview.
@GayleKing After you get through apologizing to Kobe's family when are you going to apologize to Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax?
— Adribahamashiakh Rasheed Yehezke'l Ben-Clyde (@adosbayou) February 9, 2020
— Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) February 9, 2020
— Rick Party (@RickPartyShow) February 8, 2020
Here is a reminder of what King asked Leslie and her thoughtful response about Kobe Bryant’s past indiscretions.