Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg s apology for attack over Kobe Bryant question - NBC News
|NBC News 14 Feb 2020 at 12:33|
Gayle King accepted Snoop Dogg s apology over an Instagram video the rapper posted lashing out at her for asking WNBA star Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant s sexual assault case.
“I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss,” King said in a statement to NBC News, adding that it was never her intention to cause pain as people grieve .
In a clip of King s "CBS This Morning" interview that was posted to Twitter on Feb. 4, the show s co-host asks Leslie if she thinks Bryant s legacy was "complicated" by his rape charge, which was ultimately dropped after the accuser declined to testify. A civil suit over the alleged 2003 assault was later settled.
The interview question led to outrage on social media, as it came in the wake of the death of Bryant along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others.