Anorak News | Lawyer Ho! Kia Vaughn Sues Don Imus

Lawyer Ho! Kia Vaughn Sues Don Imus

by | 15th, August 2007

AMERICA SUES! It should be the country’s slogan. DJ Don Imus got in trouble. After this. And this. Now this:

A member of the Rutgers women’s basketball team sued Don Imus and CBS on Tuesday, claiming the radio personality’s sexist and racist comments about the team damaged her reputation.

Kia Vaughn filed the lawsuit alleging defamation of character in state Supreme Court in the Bronx the same day Imus settled with CBS Radio in a deal that pre-empts his threatened $120 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against CBS.

Vaughn’s lawsuit, believed to be the first by a player in the case, says Imus and his former co-host Bernard McGuirk, along with CBS Corp. and CBS Radio, are legally responsible for damage done to her character and reputation. There is no dollar amount listed in the suit.

Vaughn’s attorney, Richard Ancowitz, said: “The full effect of the damage remains to be seen.”

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