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LSU’s Kim Mulkey reacts to Washington Post article she threatened to sue over

Kim Mulkey said she didn’t have any time to read the Washington Post story about her before her big game on Saturday.

The article, which Mulkey preemptively threatened the outlet over before it was even published, came out just hours before No. 3-seeded LSU’s Sweet 16 clash against No. 2 UCLA on Saturday afternoon.

“You’re telling me something I didn’t know, so you’re the bearer of good news, bad news, however you want to look at it,” Mulkey told ESPN’s Holly Rowe when the latter revealed that the article had published. “But are you really surprised? Are you really surprised by the timing of it? But I can tell you I haven’t read it. Don’t know that I will read it. I’ll leave that up to my attorneys.”

Kim Mulkey reacts during LSU's NCAA Tournament game against UCLA on March 30, 2024.

Kim Mulkey reacts during LSU’s NCAA Tournament game against UCLA on March 30, 2024. Getty Images

Kim Mulkey reacts to the publishing of the Washington Post story on her—an hour and a half before LSU’s Sweet 16 matchup.

“Are you really surprised by the timing of it?”

— Front Office Sports (@FOS) March 30, 2024

The article reported on how Mulkey allegedly treated gay players, her relationship with Brittney Griner, how she acted during at Baylor — where she was previously a women’s basketball coach — during the football’s sexual assault scandal, details about her relationship with her father and her comments about LSU star Angel Reese.

Mulkey’s attorneys said the coach has not treated gay players “more harshly or differently” in a letter to the Washington Post.

Mulkey, through her attorneys, also pushed back that she has not supported Griner, who was imprisoned in Russia for 294 days.

After rumors of a looming Washington Post article about Mulkey emerged last week, she railed against the outlet and the reporter, Kent Babb.

Kim Mulkey

Kim Mulkey said she’ll let her lawyers handle the Washington Post article.

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The Washington Post published an article about Kim Mulkey on Saturday. The Washington Post via Getty Images

“I wouldn’t normally discuss media rumors about me, but I felt the need to publicly address what exactly this reporter for the Washington Post has been doing the past several years,” Mulkey said last Saturday. “And the lengths he has gone to try and put a hit piece together. This reporter has been working on a story about me for two years. After two years of trying to get me to sit with him for an interview, he contacts LSU on Tuesday, as we were getting ready for the first-round game of this [NCAA] tournament, with more than a dozen questions, demanding a response by Thursday right before we’re scheduled to tip off. Are you kidding me?

“This was a ridiculous deadline that LSU and I could not possibly meet, and the reporter knew it. It’s just an attempt to prevent me from commenting and an attempt to distract us from this tournament.

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