RadioOnFire.com – Gayle King came under fire on Wednesday (February 5) for asking WNBA legend Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault case during an interview about Kobe’s legacy. The charges were dropped against Kobe in 2004, and his accuser settled with him out of court.
Gayle asked during the interview, “It’s been said that his legacy is complicated because of the sexual assault charge, which was dismissed in 2003, 2004. Is it complicated for you as a woman, as a WNBA player?”
Leslie responded, “Kobe’s not the kind of guy — never been like ‘Lis, go get that girl, or ‘tell her or send her this.’ I have other NBA friends that are like that. Kobe, he was never like that. I just never see…him being the kind of person that would be, do something to violate a woman or be aggressive in that way.”