Lawsuit against Imus dropped


Rutgers women’s basketball player Kia Vaughn has dropped her libel, slander and defamation lawsuit against Don Imus. Her attorney told local newspapers that she decided not to pursue the lawsuit, which had been filed in a Bronx court, because she is too busy focusing on academics and training for the upcoming basketball season. Rutgers was the runner-up in last year’s women’s NCAA championship, which set the stage for Imus’ on-air comment calling the team members "nappy headed hos." Vaughn had filed her lawsuit the same day that Imus reached a settlement with CBS Radio over his firing and cancelled contract. Imus was also fired by CNBC, which had simulcast his morning radio show. His attorney denies that Imus made any payment to Vaughn.