LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – Shamed broadcaster Don Imus has been sued for slander and defamation by a member of the Rutgers University Women’s Basketball Team.
Imus was axed from CBS Radio earlier this year after he called the mostly-black team “nappy-headed hos” on his radio show, “Imus In The Morning.”
And now Kia Vaughn has filed the lawsuit alleging slander and defamation of character in state Supreme Court in New York on Tuesday.
Vaughn’s lawsuit, believed to be the first by a player in the case, says Imus and his former co-host Bernard McGuirk are legally responsible for damage done to her character and reputation.
Her attorney Richard Ancowitz says, “The full effect of the damage remains to be seen.
“This is about Kia Vaughn’s good name. She would do anything to return to her life as a student and respected basketball player a more simple life before Imus opened his mouth on April 4.”