Don Imus Gets Sued by Rutgers Basketball Player

August 15th, 2007 // 13 Comments

As a result of Don Imus’ on-air comments about the Rutgers Women’s Basketball team, he is now facing a lawsuit from the star center of the team, Kia Vaughn. The suit cites slander, libel and defamation and is asking for an unspecified amount of monetary damages. Vaughn’s attorney, Richard Ancowitz, feels confident that his client will prevail in this case.

Today’s suit refers to terms used by Imus April 4 — including referring to women on the team as “nappy headed” — as “debasing, demeaning, humiliating, and denigrating” to Vaughn and her fellow players. “There’s no way these bigoted remarks should have seen the light of day,” Ancowitz told ABC News.

“Don Imus referred to my client as an unchaste woman. That was and is a lie.”

Personally, I think Kia should just kick his ass. I’m pretty sure that she could, although I have a feeling that punching Don Imus would leave old man bone dust on her knuckles and trust me, that stuff is a bitch to wash off.

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. jill

    While what he said was offensive, suing someone for calling you a name? Come the fuck on, America.

  2. hazel17

    For real.. this country is going to hell in a handbasket with all this suing people for dumb shit. This chick needs to get the f*%# over it!

  3. Rob

    I agree with both of you, but I hope the lawsuit goes through and Imus is forced to stay out of broadcasting for the rest of his life.

    Talk about an overblown, overhyped, overrates clown. His day is over, time to ride off into the sunset. And take that stupid western hat with you.

  4. Logan

    …..yeah, right when Imus settles his contract disputes with NBC, NOW this woman sues…..what a huge coincidence…..come on! She has now become his equal…..

  5. Rob

    Sorry, that should have said “overrated clown.”

  6. annie

    ugh. so much for the highbrow act this chick pulled on “oprah.” it’s all about the money. and that sucks rocks!

  7. ILOVEIMUS

    I’m with Hazel17 – get the fuck over it already. BFD, Imus called you a mean name, boo freaking hoo. If Al Sharpton hadn’t made such a fuss over it, no one would have heard about it because Imus wasn’t getting huge ratings. Asshats!

  8. Applespice

    Am I the only one who thinks this man looks like a large oompa-loompa?

  9. LoRider

    Phucking Al Sharpton – he probably has a team of little watchdog wannabees combing the airwaves and internet searching for anything that can cause whitey distress. Where is his apology and resignation for the whole Tawana Brawley charade?

    Ugh, and this Rutgers bitch could come slap me across the face and I wouldn’t know who the hell she was, so don’t tell me her life is ruined. The only way should could be any less known would be to make it to the WNBA and live the rest of her life in anonymity.

    Ride Lo

  10. Gwennie

    It will be laughed out of court

  11. Lizz

    THIS is the shit that makes people say things like “Nappy Headed Ho’s” and “Dumb Bitch”. This girl is a DISGRACE.

    What a dirt dumb reason to sue. Why doesn’t she just tell him she wants money?

  12. jen

    So much for freedom of speech! Yeah, this will be laughed out of court. My guess is that her lawyers will scream hate speech or something…

  13. hmweis1

    Does this mean I can sue that red headed boy from the sixth grade for making fun of my big ears?

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