Advertisement

The Latest: Former Mariner Boone sorry for harassment remark

November 29, 2017 06:53 PM

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on former Mariner Bret Boone's comments on sexual harassment (all times local):

Advertisement

4:50 p.m.

Former Seattle Mariners second baseman Bret Boone has apologized for making light of sexual harassment in a message to a reporter.

Boone said on his Twitter feed Wednesday afternoon that "there are zero excuses" for what he said earlier in the day, and that it was "not remotely productive to any conversation regarding harassment."

Boone sent a Seattle reporter an unsolicited Twitter message in which he joked that he got sexually harassed "twice today," when "the Starbucks girl" smiled at him and when a woman at a drug store flirted with him.

___

3:24 p.m.

Former Seattle Mariners second baseman Bret Boone caused a stir on social media by making light of sexual harassment in a message to a reporter.

Seattlepi.com reporter Stephen Cohen wrote Wednesday that after he tweeted about his disappointment in the allegations against radio host Garrison Keillor, Boone sent him a direct message on Twitter. Boone wrote that he got sexually harassed "twice today," when "the Starbucks girl" smiled at him and when a woman at a drug store flirted with him.

Boone further joked that he was getting a lawyer and that the behavior was unacceptable.

Cohen responded to ask why Boone reached out to him to make light of sexual harassment. Boone wrote that it was a joke, that he was tired of people being offended and that the reporter should go back to his politically correct world.

Credits

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement


Relay Media Amp

Advertisement


Advertisement




Child killed in Durango school bus crash

Crews searching for downed helicopter near Raton, officials say

Hawkes family settles wrongful death suit with city, former officer

3-year-old boy dies in septic tank accident

NMSP names victims killed in I-25 pileup