CBS News anchor Gayle King was featured as a guest speaker for Oprah Winfrey's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour, and during her time on stage, she addressed her highly controversial interview with WNBA legend, Lisa Leslie.
King admits that the experience was painful, but says life goes on.
"I have moved on. Is there a scab? Yeah. But I have moved on," King said, according to PEOPLE.
"I put on my game face and my big girl pants because I never lost sight of who I was, what I believe I am, and my intention. I've never lost sight of that. But it certainly was a learning curve, and it was very painful," King continued.
King was slammed by Kobe Bryant fans and the media after she pressed Leslie to discuss the late star's 2003 rape allegation. All charges were dismissed against Bryant, with many feeling that King had crossed the line too soon after his death.
Of course, Winfrey was supportive of her best friend of more than four decades.
"In every circumstance, I think this is something for us to remember," Winfrey said. "It's not the people who are being mean, it's not the badness, it's not the vitriol that's being put into the world, but it's the good people who remain silent that becomes so hurtful."
"I think we can disagree politically, we can disagree socially, if you want to, but I just think humanity should prevail always," King added. "I think we still have to figure out a way to navigate that with each other. That we can disagree, and you can be mad at me even, but you can't speak to me the way I was spoken to and threatened."