Caitlyn Jenner took a minute away from her whirlwind tour of publicity, to address a true fear of hers and transgenders all across the country.
In February, the former Olympic — who was then known as Bruce — killed a 69-year-old woman during a Malibu car crash.
Jenner could be looking at a year in jail if investigators deem her negligence was the cause of the accident. Such a sentence would bring to life her greatest fears.
“A tragedy like this you’ll never get over it, you just learn to live with it the best you possibly can,” Jenner, 65, revealed to Matt Lauer during a “Today” show interview that aired Wednesday.
“[Going to jail] is the worst-case scenario … the men’s county jail,” said Jenner. “It is an enormous problem that they would put trans women in the men’s county jail, but those are things we are looking into.”
“The media wants that picture, don’t they?” she quipped.
It’s not a picture I want to see, and with the rape culture growing in men’s prisons,it’s a natural fear for anybody.
Jenner calls the accident an unfortunate situation.
“I was under the speed limit — I was doing 46 in a 50,” she told Lauer in the first part of the interview (the second part airs Thursday). “My airbag didn’t even go off. All I needed was probably a half a second of time [to stop] … I couldn’t quite get [the vehicle] stopped.”
Police concluded that no drugs or alcohol were involved and Jenner was not using a cellphone at the time of the incident.