Nick Kyrgios settles legal case with Wimbledon fan he accused of being ‘drunk out of her mind,’ her lawyers say
The court of public opinion is still not quite ready for a women’s professional tennis player to be accused of being “drunk out of her mind” after she made accusations that her male critics were out of touch.
The tennis star and her legal team accused a fan she accused of being “drunk out of his mind” of being “sarcastic and abusive” about her appearance and also for “trying to take out his anger” by accusing her of being a “bully and a bitch.”
In an interview for the Daily Mail, the 23-year-old said her critics were behaving like “a bunch of idiots,” whom she has decided not to work with but who “will try to come to my funeral.”
Kyrgios had reportedly written “drunk out of my mind” after one critic said she looked tired.
“It’s like a kid’s game you can’t win. But I’m in a different league. No. 1: I don’t work with a bunch of idiots,” she told the Daily Mail. “I’ve never done a good job in my life. I don’t need to work with people who are out of touch. People that have nothing better to do than to come off as idiots.
“I won’t work with people like that. At the end of the day, they will do what they will do.”
But, the Tennis Federation said in a statement, the allegations against the player “do not hold water.”
Kyrgios’ lawyers said he was also accused of “making it up,” and the court of public opinion was far from ready for the accusations when they first surfaced.
In the interview, Kyrgios said she had never been accused of “drunk out of her mind,” and she later said that she didn’t “go around saying I am drunk all the time.”
She also said that her critics were behaving like a bunch of idiots because she “was out partying,” not because she is “so tired of them.”
The Daily Mail did a little digging