Gayle King did an interview with former WNBA Star Lisa Leslie. Gayle is under fire for asking Leslie whom is a long time friend of Kobe Bryant about his rape case.
The internet did not take the clip of the interview very well. Celebrities like Boosie and Snoop Dogg spoke out about their disapproval. Thursdsy morning before going on air Gayle vented about how she felt.
“I’ve been up reading the comments about the interview I did with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant, and I know that if I had only seen the clip that you saw, I’d be extremely angry with me too” she said on Instagram. “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. It’s jarring to me. I didn’t even know about it“
Gayle is furious with CBS and mentions that she will deal with them separately. In summary, she mentions that she has been around Kobe Bryant on several occasions and that they had a good relationship. She is mourning his loss just like everyone else. She mentions that she did not want to read a prepared remark, but wanted to speak freely about how she was feeling. She wants everybody to know that no disrespect was intended.
Representatives for Leslie and CBS have not made any statements at this time.