Adrienne Lawrence Responds to ESPN Publication of Text Messages With John Buccigross

Former ESPN reporter Adrienne Lawrence has released a statement about the Boston Globe’s story on treatment of women in the ESPN workplace, and ESPN’s response of publishing a lengthy, edited text exchange between her and SportsCenter anchor John Buccigross:

Additionally, Miko Grimes, the wife of Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes, has tweeted out some of the omitted parts of the exchange, including the shirtless photo that Buccigross sent:

On Thursday, ESPN released a statement that they investigated Lawrence’s claims about Buccigross and otherwise and found them to be “entirely without merit,” and said of the text message exchange that “it’s clear that they had a consensual, personal friendship that spanned months.”

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