Fox News reports:
“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.”
I’m sorry. It’s not the idiotic statements of some wasted old bigot that’s going to hurt your reputation. It’s your frivolous lawsuit.
Imus was wrong and deserved to be fired. However, how was the reputation of the Rutgers players hurt by his statements? Does any reasonable person think less of them because he said stupid things? Their feelings may have been understandably hurt, but, if anything, they got more positive attention from around the country than their play ever did. A classy response would have displayed character and been a far greater credit to her reputation than any damage his remarks could have done.
If you’re really concerned about your reputation, consider not suing a fool for his folly.