No charges for Caitlyn Jenner. That’s the outcome of the closely-watched aftermath from the four-car collision that killed one. And now, as Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner prepares to receive the coveted ESPY Award from ESPN, Caitlyn can enjoy the celebration, despite some criticism from those who felt others better deserved the honor.
After months of waiting tensely for the outcome of the investigation, Jenner should be relieved that the most recent video has revealed that no felony was committed, reported TMZ, who cited police sources.
Taken from an MTA bus camera, the accident reveals that Jenner was guilty of negligence rather than drug use, texting, alcohol consumption, or cell phone usage. As a result, insiders revealed that the charges could range from dismissing the case completely to, at the most, misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.
Now, as Caitlyn continues to express the hidden side of her life, Jenner is using a blog called “The Real Me” to share her life as a transgender woman, reported Yahoo.
And when one reader asked what made Caitlyn decide to reveal her authentic self, Jenner answered as follows.
“I firmly believe that there are intensity levels of being trans,” clarified Caitlyn.
“For example, a boy at a young age — four or five-years-old — might refuse to wear guy clothes and will only wear dresses. Not as a one-time thing, or as just dress-up play, but insistently, every day saying, ‘I’m a girl.’ They can’t — and won’t — hide their true identity, even at that young age. Then there are others, like me, who can (kind of) live with it for a long time, even though it’s very uncomfortable.”
As to the best aspect of becoming Caitlyn, Jenner kept her answer simple.
“Just being able to be myself,” she declared.
However, Caitlyn also expressed her concern about the transgender community.
“It’s been both eye opening and difficult to see firsthand what so many members of the trans community have had to go through just to be themselves. I hope to help raise awareness of these hardships so that it becomes a less painful process going forward. That said, the future looks bright. I knew that my transition would get some response, but I certainly never expected all of this. It’s honestly been incredibly positive.”
Honored for her authenticity with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs this year, 65-year-old Jenner is now finding herself facing some controversy about the honor, reported Entertainment Tonight.
ESPN producers defended their choice of Caitlyn.
“I think Caitlyn’s decision to publicly come out as a transgender woman and live as Caitlyn Jenner displayed enormous courage and self-acceptance,” asserted Maura Mandt, ESPYs co-executive producer. “Bruce Jenner could have easily gone off into the sunset as this American hero and never have dealt with this publicly. Doing so took enormous courage. He was one of the greatest athletes of our time.”
Moreover, added Mandt, the point of the award is to honor someone who goes beyond the world of sports and impacts the world.
“That is what the Arthur Ashe Courage Award is about, somebody from the athletic community who has done something that transcends sport,” she clarified. “One of the biggest platforms the Arthur Ashe Foundation has is educational, and I think in this choice we have the opportunity to educate people about this issue and hopefully change and possibly save some lives. I think that is why it was the right choice.”
As the Inquisitr reported, the backlash on social media centered around Caitlyn Jenner vs. Lauren Hill, a basketball player who struggled with a brain tumor throughout her first year in college.
Others advocate for Noah Galloway. Although the Iraq veteran lost his leg and part of his arm in battle, he participated in Dancing With The Stars and is active in extreme sports.
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