TNT's Charles Barkley apologizes for 'attempted joke' after allegedly telling female reporter 'I
The TNT basketball commentator's response came a day after Axios reporter Alexi McCammond tweeted about the alleged exchange.
McCammond, a politics reporter covering the 2020 presidential election, wrote: “Just FYI Charles Barkley told me tonight “I don’t hit women but if I did I would hit you,” and then when I objected to that he told me I “couldn’t take a joke.”
She said she had asked Barkley off the record for clarification on which Democratic candidate he supported for president.
“My comment was inappropriate and unacceptable,” Barkley said in a statement released by Turner Sports PR. “It was an attempted joke that wasn’t funny at all. There’s no excuse for it and I apologize.”
“My comment was inappropriate and unacceptable. It was an attempted joke that wasn’t funny at all. There’s no excuse for it and I apologize.”
— Charles Barkley