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LSU’s Kim Mulkey threatens lawsuit over rumoured Washington Publish ‘hit job’

Kim Mulkey has threatened to sue the Washington Post after rumours circulated on social media that the newspaper is planning to publish an article on the LSU women’s basketball coach. Mulkey led LSU to the NCAA title last year, and is one of the most high-profile coaches in college basketball. But on Saturday she used

LSU’s Kim Mulkey threatens lawsuit over rumoured Washington Publish ‘hit job’

Kim Mulkey has threatened to sue the Washington Post after rumours circulated on social media that the newspaper is planning to publish an article on the LSU girls’s basketball coach.

Mulkey led LSU to the NCAA title last year, and is likely one of the most high-profile coaches in faculty basketball. However on Saturday she used a press convention to assault the Washington Publish, and journalists as a complete.

“Reporters who give a megaphone to a one-sided embellished model of issues aren’t making an attempt to inform the reality,” she stated. “They’re making an attempt to promote newspapers and feed the clicking machine. That is precisely why folks don’t belief journalists and the media anymore. It’s these sorts of sleazy ways and hatchet jobs that individuals are simply bored with. I’m fed up and I’m not gonna let the Washington Publish assault this college, this superior group of younger girls I’ve, or me, and not using a combat.”

Mulkey didn’t identify the journalist in query however stated that she “felt the necessity to publicly deal with what precisely this reporter for the Washington Publish has been doing the previous a number of years. And the lengths he has gone to attempt to put successful piece collectively … I advised this reporter two years in the past that I didn’t respect the hit job he wrote on [LSU football coach] Brian Kelly, and that’s why I wasn’t going to do an interview with him.”

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Publish reporter Kent Babb wrote a profile of Kelly in 2022. After Mulkey’s press convention on Saturday Babb wrote “Hit piece?” in a submit on X, and linked to his profile of Kelly.

Mulkey added that she had “employed the most effective defamation regulation agency within the nation, and I’ll sue the Washington Publish in the event that they publish a false story on me. Not many individuals are ready to carry these sorts of journalists accountable however I’m, and I’ll do it.”

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She stated the Publish had “referred to as former disgruntled gamers to get unfavourable quotes to incorporate of their story,” and tried to “trick” different coaches into disparaging her.

LSU are on account of play Center Tennessee within the second spherical of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. They opened their marketing campaign with a 70-60 victory over Rice on Friday.

The 60-year-old Mulkey was a star faculty participant, successful a nationwide title with Louisiana Tech earlier than serving to Group USA to gold on the 1984 Olympics. She received three nationwide titles as Baylor coach earlier than shifting to LSU and claiming final yr’s championship. Mulkey has been credited with serving to gamers with private issues however has additionally attracted controversy, notably in her relationship with Brittney Griner, whom she coached at Baylor. Whereas Griner stated she appreciated Mulkey defending her from hostile followers, she additionally stated the coach advised her to cowl her tattoos and to not talk publicly about her sexuality.

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