I actually cannot believe what I am reading right now. For those of you who don’t know, radio personality Don Imus called the Rutger’s women’s basketball team a bunch of “nappy headed ho’s.” awhile back. Anyway, this of course turned into a huge racial thing where people called for his dismissal. What happened afterwards was this:
- He apologized
- The women’s team accepted his apology
- He was fired anyway
- Now he’s being sued for libel, slander and defamation
Yes, the center for the basketball team is suing him for “monetary damages of an unspecified amount.” Well no shit. She’s cashing in. Being called a “nappy headed ho” might just make her rich. How absolutely, ridiculously fucked-up is that? I mean really?
Here’s the thing. No one knew who this chick was before his comments. Afterwards she’s in press-conferences and on talk shows. His off-handed racist and deplorable remark made her famous, if only for her 15 minutes. His remarks cost him his JOB already. Is it supposed to cost him some money to make the poor girl with the hurt feelings feel better?
This is a lawsuit in order to restore the good name and reputation of my client, Kia Vaughn,” said her attorney, Richard Ancowitz, in an exclusive interview with the ABC News Law & Justice Unit.
Don Imus referred to my client as an unchaste woman. That was and is a lie.
OH.MY.GOD. He’s actually basing this lawsuit on that. IMUS DIDN’T REFER TO HIS CLIENT BY NAME, he called the team that. AND, DOES ANYONE IN THE WORLD ACTUALLY ALL OF SUDDEN THINK “Ooh, those girls are ho’s, I bet they will fuck me” now??? Are people REALLY that stupid? REALLY? Did this really irreparably harm these girls? Or did it make people say that these were the women who stood up for themselves?
Now that they are going after the money, every single shred of credibility they had with me is gone. Completely wasted. It’s all about the cash. That’s it. If they get money out of this our system of justice is even more fucked up than I originally thought… GAH!
Oh and for the record, Kia Vaughn, it is my opinion that you are a greedy bitch that is cashing in instead of truly accepting the apology of Don Imus. How about suing me next? Oh that’s right, I’m not a millionaire…