A Washington Post Journalist brought up Kobe Bryant’s past case moments after Gianna’s death was announced, and went on rant on how it’s important to remember that part of his past too. She was suspended, people are trying to get her reinstated. Other news outlets like the New York Post are also posting highlights about his rape case and fans are asking them to take them down.
Yesterday Kobe Bryant was taken from his loved ones all too suddenly in a helicopter crash.
About an hour after he was pronounced dead, his daughter Gianna was also confirmed to have died along with him on the helicopter.
Just a few hours after his daughters death was announced, Washington Post Journalist Felicia Sonmez posted a series a tweets about Kobe Bryant’s rape case that started to go viral.
She said that although Bryant died, it’s good to remember the bad parts in his past as well, and remember his life as a whole.
She shared a link to a DailyBeast article that outlined the case.
Here are her tweets:
She continued in follow-up tweets:
As an addendum: Hard to see what’s accomplished by messages such as these.
If your response to a news article is to resort to harassment and intimidation of journalists, you might want to consider that your behavior says more about you than the person you’re targeting.’
Tracy Grant, a managing editor for the Washington Post stated she was placed on administrative leave.
People on her original tweets, that are now deleted, called her out and insulted her for posting it at that time.
Surprisingly, she has gotten a lot of support and people are trying to get her reinstated:
The New York Times is also under fire for writing an article to highlight Kobe’s past: