Lawsuit Time For Don Imus

Now that Don Imus has reached a settlement with CBS for (reportedly) $20 million, he’s learning that his troubles aren’t over yet. To noone’s surprise, he’s being sued by one of the Rutgers basketball players he insulted on air.

Kia Vaughn filed a defamation of character lawsuit against Imus in Bronx Supreme Court yesterday. The lawsuit did not ask for a specified financial amount; CBS, MSNBC and Imus regular Bernard McGuirk were also named as defendants.

“This is about Kia Vaughn’s good name,” her lawyer, Richard Ancowitz, said. “She would do anything to return to her life as a student and respected basketball player – a more simple life before Imus opened his mouth.”

— Neal Ungerleider