It shouldn’t have taken this long, but at least they acknowledge this was wrong. It could have been stronger, but it is better than burying their heads in the sand.
Here is the statement ESPN just released to BSO.
His comments were reprehensible and no one should be subjected to such hateful language. They objectify and demean one of our valued employees under the thin guise of “comedy” and are offensive to all of us. We will not dignify them with any other comment.
I think what we all want in life is support from our friends, family, peers and employers. No one should be subjected to this type of abuse on or offline. There isn’t anything funny about playing out a rape slave fantasy, I don’t care if you are a comedian or not. Cari Champion didn’t deserve that, no woman deserves that and no media network should want someone like Artie Lange representing them.