Earlier this week, the CBS This Morning host came under fire following her interview with Lisa Leslie, in which King seemed to press the retired WNBA superstar about Kobe Bryant's 2003 rape charge. After fans of the Lakers legend began slamming her online, Gayle addressed the controversy on IGTV, saying that the snippet from their conversation had been taken out of context by the network. Now, while criticism continues to pour in—from 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and even imprisoned Bill Cosby—Oprah is speaking out and defending her longtime pal.
"She is not doing well," the media mogul said as she choked back tears on Today with Hoda Kotband Jenna Bush Hager. "She is not doing well because she now has death threats and has to now travel with security. She is feeling very much attacked. Bill Cosby is...tweeting from jail."