Olympics-Twitter scores Leslie Jones a TV role after overcoming abuse

LOS ANGELES, Aug 8 (Reuters) – “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones almost quit Twitter last month after receiving online abuse, but the comedian had the last laugh on Monday as her humorous Olympics tweets landed her an invite from NBC to cover the sporting event. Comcast Corp-owned NBC Sports said Jones will be in Rio de Janeiro by Friday and will be a contributor to NBC’s Olympics coverage.

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