Caitlyn Jenner on Crash: I Don't Want to Go to Men's Jail

She talks about accident publicly for first time
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2015 10:29 AM CDT

Matt Lauer interviews Caitlyn Jenner in a Today segment airing today and tomorrow, and the Olympic champ and Kardashian stepparent talks—among other things—about the fatal car accident she was involved in earlier this year. "I remember it happening. That's about it," she says. "A tragedy like this, you'll never get over it. You just learn to live with it the best you possibly can." She says she was driving under the speed limit when she allegedly rear-ended another vehicle whose driver died after the car was pushed into oncoming traffic, but the DA may charge her with manslaughter. If convicted, Jenner faces a year in county jail—a prospect that disturbs her.

"The media wants that picture, don't they?" she says of the idea that she could end up in a men's jail. "That is the worst-case scenario. I don't know. We'll see. The men's county jail. It is an enormous problem that they would put trans women in a men's county jail." On a lighter note, Jenner also addressed the Halloween costume based on her Vanity Fair cover. "I'm in on the joke. Yeah, no, I don't think it's offensive at all. ... You've got to enjoy life. Life's too short. I can't get too upset about that type of stuff," she says, though she notes the costume could be of higher quality. "I could have done my own costume! I mean, that was a serious bustier on the cover of Vanity Fair. I mean, at least get some good clothes." Click to see photos of the costume. (Read more Matt Lauer stories.)

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