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.