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"C._n._n. Go and subscribe to boss files today to hear some of my interviews from our special documentary report now controversy involving april ryan though well-known c._n._n. Put a analyst and white house correspondent for american urban radio networks ryan has been silent about about this incident that took place on august third when she was giving a speech here in new brunswick new jersey rhyme with a bodyguard you just saw him walk through the frame and unfortunate reflection of the fact that she's faced death threats. It's for speaking out on the trump age but the bodyguard morris took local editor charlie crowd avails camera. You can see it's shaking there while he was filming the speech then the bodyguard forcibly removed the reporter from the event as seen here on the hotel's lobby security camera credible has filed a criminal complaint and more is scheduled to appear in court on september timber twelfth morris declined comment to us up until now so is ryan credibil- has criticized for not immediately condemning the use of violence against the journalists ryan joining me now for her first interview on the matter <hes> april a lot of people have expressed concerns about this being a first amendment violation and it sure does look concerning to me we can see in the video that it seems like the bodyguard tries to say something to you. When you're onstage starting your speech. Did you order the bodyguard to take the man's camera away and remove the reporter from the event well first of all before i even get our say this <hes> anyone who knows me knows that i'm the first person who wants to get a story out being on t._v. And the only reason why i've been quite because of threat a threat lawsuits and my attorney said i can speak but here's the thing and this is not about suppressing the press. My body of work stands for me and no i did not order anyone to do anything at that. A moment which you saw was my then bodyguard who was concerned with my safety. Come to me and say stop talking. They were about one hundred feet away from me. I didn't know what was going on. What was said. I was on stage at the time and that's tough when you're onstage. You're not sure what's going aw but why not have cameras at your speeches. What's the problem with having a person videotape your speech well. You know this was a private event for a nonprofit organization in new brunswick new jersey. Our contract stated that if someone wanted to come in film or if they wanted to interview me they had tried to ask for permission it was no request for permission and mission was not granted now if they would have asked for permission it would have been granted and the reason is and why i do this one it standard in the industry and to because i don't want my words twist and i get that. He says he did have permission. He says he has the documentation argumentation. He sent some of that contract to my contract and it with the organization. No one asked me for permission. Do you asked i was asked. Yes do regret that. The bodyguard put his hands on this reporter to me. That's completely inappropriate well again my former a contract security personnel <hes> thought i guess i suspect was concerned for my safety so maybe it is overreacted got that are saying he just overreacted. Yes yes tyrod was giving india act with this review this and <hes> we decided not onto contract. We've got organization anymore but again i believe in my humble opinion or i assume that he was concerned about my safety and you have spoken in the past about facing death threats more than one. Can you tell us if you know anything more about that because i know that sensitive. It's a very sensitive situation. <hes> i do received a threat. I continue to receive death threats. The atmosphere around me is charged and and that's one of the reasons why soon he may react because he was concerned for my safety but it doesn't make you feel good to the death rate. Nap descended tended to the f._b._i. And local authorities i'm i'm a person in the community of children. I have friends and family.."