Rolling Stone writer says he has controversial Serena Williams comment on tape

In a statement, Serena Williams says she didn’t say the Steubenville, Ohio, rape victim “shouldn’t have put herself in that position.” Stephen Rodrick quoted the tennis star as saying that in a recent Rolling Stone article.

I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article. What was written — what I supposedly said — is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame,” Williams says in a statement on her website.

Reached by email, Rodrick says: “The interview is on tape. Other than that, I’ll let the story speak for itself.”

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  • BJ

    I care that he has it on tape. Too many people say stupid things and then try to blame the reporter. Stop shooting the messenger and be accountable for what comes out of your mouth.

  • gray

    I am glad he has it on tape and I am glad that she spoke her true feelings without being censored. Now I know what kind of person she really is and how she really feels about women/girls in general.

  • YesISaiditUmad

    NO one cares what he has on tape. I wish these stars will only give interviews from now on after their lawyers have censored the content of the article.