Gayle King Addresses Kobe Bryant Controversy with Oprah Winfrey

by Yah Yah
Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey

CBS News anchor Gayle King was blasted online following her highly controversial interview with WBNA legend, Lisa Leslie.

What was supposed to be a tribute to Kobe Bryant, turned into a media frenzy after King was accused of “pressing” Leslie over Bryant’s 2003 rape allegation.

King headed to Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour, where she said that the incident was “painful,” but that she was had moved on from it all.

“I have moved on. Is there a scab? Yeah. But I have moved on,” King told Winfrey.

“I put on my game face and my big girl pants because I never lost sight of who I was, what I believe I am, and my intention. I’ve never lost sight of that. But it certainly was a learning curve, and it was very painful,” King continued.

Winfrey had some kind words for her best pal of 40 years.

“In every circumstance, I think this is something for us to remember,” Winfrey said. “It’s not the people who are being mean, it’s not the badness, it’s not the vitriol that’s being put into the world, but it’s the good people who remain silent that becomes so hurtful.”

“I think we can disagree politically, we can disagree socially, if you want to, but I just think humanity should prevail always,” King added. “I think we still have to figure out a way to navigate that with each other. That we can disagree, and you can be mad at me even, but you can’t speak to me the way I was spoken to and threatened.”

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