Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Update on Gimelstob "trash talk" issue

A reader of this blog was kind enough to post today about an email she received from Tennis Warehouse, one of the many entities that commentator, misogynist and former ATP player Justin Gimelstob represents. The reader received an apology from Tennis Warehouse as well as an apology from Gimelstob.

As far as I know, Gimelstob's apology is not something he has made public, which renders it meaningless, at least at this point. Also, he does not apologize for his history of sexism. And perhaps most important, he does not apologize to Anna Kournikova. And to all the people who insisted this was "just trash talk"--in his "apology," Gimelstob confirms that he does indeed hate Kournikova.

If you would like to join me in telling Tennis Warehouse--thanks, but that is not an apolgy, you may email them at info@tennis-warehouse.com.


prin said...

Should we send a cc to all the other places G is affiliated with?

Diane said...

I think it's a very good idea, yes.

Noticed said...

I've been following this story, and today I found a statement of his apology on the WTT website.

You can find it here: http://www.wtt.com/Pictures/WTT%20STATEMENT_ON_GIMELSTOB_SUSPENSION_FINAL_June_25.pdf .

Interestingly, Gimelstob claims to have "genuine and deep respect for women," which is clearly impossible considering his comments. Awful that he will get off with just a slap on the write, though I have a hunch that Billie Jean King threatened him with his job if anything like this happens again.