Felicia Sonmez Biography – Wiki
Felicia Sonmez is identified as the Washington Post journalist who has been suspended by the newspaper after she tweeted a link on Sunday to a 2016 old story about the Kobe Bryant rape case just hours after the death of basketball legend and his daughter in a helicopter crash.
#BREAKING: Washington Post suspends reporter Felicia Sonmez over Kobe Bryant tweets, launches investigation into whether tweets – which were posted a few hours after Bryant’s death – violated the Post’s social media policy. https://t.co/Pew8jwnN0D
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) January 27, 2020
Felicia Sonmez Suspended After Tweeting to Kobe Bryant’s Rape Case
Felicia Sonmez took to Twitter hours after the world payed tribute to Bryant’s demise alongside eight others on board his private helicopter.
She presented a connection on an April 2016 story from the news site The Daily Beast which read the feature: “Kobe Bryant’s Disturbing Rape Case: The DNA Evidence, the Accuser’s Story, and the Half-Confession”, which included insights regarding the claimed r*pe, including articulations made by the person in question.
The tweet delivered several offers and a great many likes and remarks.
Washington Post reporter @feliciasonmez deleted her crass tweets about Kobe Bryant. But screen grabs are forever – and I took some before she deleted the tweets.
Bye, Felicia. pic.twitter.com/IvNZHkiBam
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) January 26, 2020
According to the Washington journalist, she has been warned of death threats for posting the tweets about Kobe Bryant.
“To the 10,000+ people who have commented and emailed me with death threats, please take a moment and read the story – which was written 3+ years ago, and not by me”.
“That folks are responding with rage and threats toward me (someone who didn’t even write the piece but found it well-reported) speaks volumes about the pressure people come under to stay silent in these cases”.
“If your response to a news article is to resort to harassment and intimidation of journalists, you might want to consider that your behavior says more about you than the person you’re targeting”.
She deleted the tweets due to the violence.
Felicia Sonmez Tweet Reactions
The reaction on Twitter from Bryant fans was so hit that the hashtag #FireFeliciaSonmez was trending.
Tracy Grant told DailyMail.com on Sunday: “National political reporter Felicia Sonmez was placed on administrative leave while The Post reviews whether tweets about the death of Kobe Bryant violated The Post newsroom’s social media policy”.
Another Twitter user tweeted: “Delete your account”.
Kobe Bryant’s Rape Case
Bryant was blamed for r*pe in 2003 by a 19-year-old worker at a Colorado inn before a planned knee medical procedure.
The informer consented to drop the charges on condition that Bryant issue a proper expression of remorse in court. Bryant acknowledged the terms and had his legal counselor read the expression of remorse.
As per the report, Bryant confessed to having s8x with the lady, yet denied the attack.