During the course of the shindig, Kris chatted with Us Weekly about her ex-husband Caitlyn Jenner’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYS the previous night- “I think [her speech] was unbelievable and very courageous”.
Jessica spoke out a month after she filed a personal injury lawsuit against Caitlyn, in which she claimed the “I Am Cait” star caused the collision by driving “negligently, carelessly, recklessly and wantonly”.
They’re was probably a little more to it than that.
Jenner was formerly known as Bruce, until announcing a gender change on the cover of Vanity Fair in May. “Get the razor out, shave the balls up and … ah, I’m such an idiot”. Since then and until last night, and up to the moment of writing, there’s been a lot of debate online on whether she “deserved” the award and if presenting her with it didn’t mean a snub for someone more “worthy”. It was exhausting. And next, the fashion police – please be kind on me.
We’re told Jenner sipped on red wine as she took in the horses and even won a whopping $6 on a bet.
According to an insider, Jenner’s reps approached the network suggesting she receive the award – and offering PR plugs on her upcoming docuseries in return.
“That rumor is completely false”, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said. “Arthur Ashe from Richmond, Virginia, a symbol of courage”. I am so, so grateful to have all of you in my life. “I know how important education was to him”, Jenner said. “You guys have given so much back to me, you’ve given me so much support”.
Many on social media urged ESPN to honor Lauren Hill, a basketball player who struggled with a brain tumor throughout her first year in college.
Before she died on April 10, Hill focused on fundraising for other cancer patients.