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Kim Mulkey: LSU coach rips Washington Post over unpublished ‘hit piece’ and threatens legal action



Kim Mulkey: LSU coach rips Washington Post over unpublished ‘hit piece’ and threatens legal action
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Louisiana State College ladies’s basketball head coach Kim Mulkey ripped the Washington Put up on Saturday over what she describes as a “hit piece” by which she has threatened authorized motion if revealed.

“That is precisely why folks don’t belief journalists and the media anymore. It’s these sorts of sleazy ways and hatchet jobs that persons are simply uninterested in. I’m fed up, and I’m not going to let the Washington Put up assault this college, this superior staff of younger ladies I’ve, or me and not using a combat,” Mulkey mentioned at a information convention previewing the defending nationwide champion’s upcoming NCAA Division I match sport.

“I’ve employed the most effective defamation regulation agency within the nation, and I’ll sue the Washington Put up if they publish a false story about me. Not many individuals are able to carry these sorts of journalists accountable, however I’m, and I’ll do it,” she mentioned.

A Washington Put up spokesperson declined to touch upon Mulkey’s remarks.

Mulkey mentioned the reporter for the newspaper has been trying to interview her for the final two years.

She claims the reporter contacted the college on Tuesday, sending greater than a dozen inquiries to reply by Thursday, because the staff was making ready for its first-round sport.

“This was a ridiculous deadline that LSU and I couldn’t presumably meet, and the reporter knew it,” Mulkey mentioned. “It was simply an try to forestall me from commenting and an try to distract us from this match.

“Sadly, that is a part of a sample that goes again years. I instructed this reporter two years in the past that I didn’t respect the hit job he wrote on Brian Kelly [LSU football head coach], and that’s why I wasn’t going to do an interview with him.”

Mulkey, who’s in her third 12 months at LSU, guided the Tigers to this system’s first NCAA ladies’s basketball nationwide championship with a victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes final season.

Previous to teaching the Tigers, the Corridor of Fame coach spent 21 seasons at Baylor College the place she led the college to 3 nationwide titles.

“Former gamers have instructed me that the Washington Put up has contacted them and supplied to allow them to be nameless in a narrative in the event that they’ll say destructive issues about me. The Washington Put up has referred to as former disgruntled gamers to get destructive quotes to incorporate of their story. They’re ignoring the 40-plus years of optimistic tales that individuals – or they’ve heard from folks about me.”

The No. 3 seeded Tigers face No. 11 seed Center Tennessee State Blue Raiders within the second spherical of the match in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday.

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