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WaPo Reinstates Reporter Suspended for Tweeting About Kobe Rape Case

HeadlineJan 29, 2020

The Washington Post has reinstated reporter Felicia Sonmez, after she was suspended for tweeting a link to an article about the 2003 rape case against Kobe Bryant in the wake of his death in a helicopter crash. The Washington Post Guild and other journalists came out in support of Sonmez, who has faced a slew of rape and death threats for tweeting the article. Meanwhile, new details have emerged about the crash, which also killed Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others Sunday. The helicopter did not have a terrain awareness and warning system, although the National Transportation Safety Board has long urged federal regulators to require this system be installed on all helicopters. Tributes for Kobe Bryant continue to pour in from across the world, and the NBA postponed last night’s scheduled game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the L.A. Clippers, and instead a major tribute took place.

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