Cherrelle Griner, wife of the star, appeared on The ReidOut Wednesday, where she spoke about his wife’s months in Russia for alleged possession of hash oil. The US State Department has said it considers Griner to have been. Russia, meanwhile, says she is a criminal who will have to go through the legal system. This distinction makes it harder to negotiate Griner’s release.
“An American who is deemed to be wrongfully detained, to my knowledge, from what the State Department says, America will negotiate his release. There is no maybe, it is a will . They will be negotiate their release. And so right now my wife has been wrongfully detained,” Cherelle said. “So despite everything the Russian authorities say, despite the press conference they do to say anything about BG and the legal case there, America has already determined that it would not get justice in this system and that she would negotiate his release.”
Russia has detained Griner on multiple occasions. Cherelle has spoken to Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the matter, but feels not enough is being done to secure Griner’s release, and she urged the administration to reach a deal.
“I’m pushing the US administration right now, the Biden administration, to do just that,” Cherelle said. “To make a deal for BG because it is wrongfully owned.”
The ReidOut airs weeknights at 7 p.m. MSNBC.
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