The View: Brittney Griner (ABC, Thursday, May 30, 2024)

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On Thursday, May 30, ABC’s The View welcomes author Brittney Griner to the show.

Brittney Griner, a former WNBA star, joins the show to discuss her book, “Coming Home,” which details her experience as a prisoner in Russia and her journey to freedom. Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion, was detained in Russia for nine months and faced significant challenges during her imprisonment.

Brittney Griner is a nine-time women’s basketball icon and two-time Olympic gold medalist. On 17 February 2022, she was arrested in Russia for carrying under one gram of medicinal hash oil, which had been legally prescribed to her in the US. She was travelling to Russia to play for the Russian women’s basketball team during the WNBA offseason.

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Griner’s memoir, “Coming Home,” details her harrowing experience in the Russian criminal justice system, including her time in a Russian penal colony and the chilling prisoner swap with Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. It also speaks of her deep love for her wife, Cherelle, and how their bond, along with the support of her family and friends, helped her through this difficult time.

The book has received positive reviews, with critics describing it as “compelling”, “intimate”, and “honest”. It provides a raw and revelatory account of Griner’s detainment in Russia and her journey home.

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The View is a priority destination for celebrity and political guests, engaging in up-to-the-minute Hot Topics and invaluable conversations.

This episode of The View airs Thursday May 30, 2024 at 11:00 am on ABC.

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