Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who used the n-word on-air 11 times, apologized and then announced the end of her show, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about "how hateful rhetoric has become" in America. When asked about leaving her show, she said: "I didn't quit because of this, per se. It's a victory for nobody when a voice is silenced. But I have a million and a half other venues. I decided that I wanted to be able to express myself in a situation where I didn't have sponsors and affiliates and employees threatened." When asked if employees were threatened or if she was threatened with bodily harm, she refused to comment. She also likened her position on gay marriage to her thinking that men should pay on dates, as part of her 'traditional' world view, but voiced her support for domestic partnerships.