Gayle King has been forced to speak out once again on her controversial Lisa Leslie interview, where she asked a disrespectful question about the late NBA legend, Kobe Bryant.
In a two-part video posted to Twitter, the CBS This Morning blamed the network for the incident.
"If I had only seen the clip that you saw, I would be extremely angry with me too. I am mortified, I am embarrassed, and I am very angry. Unbeknownst to me, my network put up a clip from a very wide-ranging interview, totally taken out of context, and when you see it that way, it's very jarring," she shared.
King added that she was "advised to say nothing," but that wasn't "good enough."
"I wanted to get Lisa's take on it as a friend who knew him well. What she thought, where that would stand," she said. "It was very powerful when she looked me in the eye, as a member of the media, to say it's time for the media to leave that alone and back off. During the course of the interview, I asked follow-up questions because I wanted to make sure her position and perspective were very clear."
King also shared that she had spoken to Leslie, who told the news anchor that she was okay with the interview.
"For the network to take the most salacious part, when taken out of context, and put it up online, for people who didn't see the whole interview is very upsetting to me and is something I'm going to have to deal with them," she said.