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Gayle King angry at CBS promo of interview questions about Kobe Bryant

King posted videos to her Twitter to explain her perspective.
Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Gayle King attends "Freestyle Love Supreme" Broadway opening night at the Booth Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

CBS' Gayle King says she's angry that her network promoted her interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie with a video clip that focused on questions about a sexual assault charge against Kobe Bryant. 

King posted a video on Twitter in the wake of a social media backlash against her questioning. 

Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash last month, had been charged with sexual assault in the early 2000s but the case was dismissed. 

King asked Leslie whether that case complicated Bryant's legacy. Leslie answered that it hadn't. 

King said sending out a clip just addressing those questions distorts her interview. CBS says the excerpt did not reflect the nature and tone of the full interview.

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