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."

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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