"Needs much higher punishment" - Martina Navratilova reacts to controversy erupting in Former President Donald Trump's hush money settlement case

Martina Navratilova demands strict punishment for fake swatters
Martina Navratilova demands strict punishment for fake swatters

Martina Navratilova recently urged for stricter punishment for fake swatter. This comes after an ex-police officer's mother got swatted after the officer made a statement about Donald Trump.

Navratilova doesn't shy away from expressing her opinions, however controversial they are. She has famously also never shied away from expressing her political opinion.

Recently, she took to X (formerly Twitter) to call for stricter punishments to be mended for culprits of fake swatter calls. The 18-time Grand Slam champion reacted to a tweet about an ex-police officer calling ex-president Donald Trump an authoritarian who has a violent fetish.

The police officer's mother's house was swatted as an aftermath of these statements. The officer made these statements outside the courthouse after the closing arguments in Donald Trump's hush money case.

"NEW: Yesterday, Michael Fanone — the former police officer who was nearly killed by Trump rioters who actually believed the former president's lies about the 2020 election — called Donald Trump an "authoritarian" with "a violence fetish." Hours later, his mom was swatted," the tweet read.

Navratilova replied:

"Hmm. There needs to be a much higher punishment for false swatting !!!"

Martina Navratilova: "I've always been political just by being a lesbian"

Red Carpet Arrivals - Laureus World Sports Awards Madrid 2024
Red Carpet Arrivals - Laureus World Sports Awards Madrid 2024

Martina Navratilova appeared on an episode of the On with Kara Swisher podcast and talked about how her sexual identity and her country of origin politicized her. She said that advertisers never banked on her because of this.

"You know, I've always been political just by being a lesbian. That's a political statement too, apparently, and coming from a communist country. So, I never had a chance one way or the other on Madison Avenue. And that's okay," she said.

Navratilova revealed one partnership that she got with 'Olivia Cruises', a travel company exclusively for LGBTQ+ women. She said she was way too political to be a leading choice for advertisers.

"I actually got a deal because I am a lesbian with Olivia Cruises. This is back in the, like 20 years ago in the 2000s. But other than that, I don't think it's been a plus or minus one way or the other. I'm too political to be embraced by Madison Avenue," Martina Navratilova added.

Martina Navratilova has won 18 Grand Slam titles in singles, 31 in women's doubles, and 10 mixed doubles titles in her illustrious career spanning 32 years.

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