Dr. Laura alludes to threats to her, employees

She also tells THR that Media Matters is 'dangerous'

Discussing racism, Laura Schlessinger said the N-word over and over during a call last week, setting off a firestorm of criticism. Come December, she'll end her long-running "The Dr. Laura Program." She spoke to THR about threats to her and her employees, as well as one of the groups that have assailed her .

The Hollywood Reporter: What do you think of Media Matters, which really got the ball rolling against you this time?

Schlessinger: An organization whose existence depends on the principle of eliminating opposing opinions is very dangerous.

THR Did you hand them a victory by quitting?

Schlessinger: I didn't quit because of this, per se. It's a victory for nobody when a voice is silenced. But I have a million and a half other venues. I decided that I wanted to be able to express myself in a situation where I didn't have sponsors and affiliates and employees threatened.

THR: Your employees were threatened?

Schlessinger: I'm not going to talk about that.

THR: Were you ever threatened with bodily harm?

Schlessinger: I'm not going to talk about that.

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