Caitlyn Jenner opened up about facing potential jail time for her highly publicized February Malibu car crash
Caitlyn Jenner hit the links with Today‘s Matt Lauer for the first half of their two-part interview on Monday, and she opened up about the February multi-vehicle accident on California’s Pacific Coast Highway that left one woman dead.
Jenner could face a misdemeanor manslaughter charge for the collision, pending the decision of Los Angeles County prosecutors.
“I remember it very little, I remember it happening and that’s about it,” the 65-year-old told Lauer during Wednesday’s pre-recorded interview, adding that she couldn’t talk much about the situation due to pending litigation. “A tragedy like this, you’ll never get over it. You just learn to live with it the best you possibly can.”
The charge carries a potential one-year jail sentence, but legal experts told the Los Angeles Times that incarceration is unlikely for Jenner, who was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol while driving.
The star said she was not speeding during the accident.
“I was under the speed limit, I was going 46 in a 50 – my air bag didn’t even go off,” she said.
Jenner told Lauer that her team is making sure that if she does end up getting sentenced to jail time, it won’t be in a men’s correctional facility.
“The media wants that picture, don’t they,” Jenner said. “That is the worst case scenario. I will say the men’s county jail, it is an enormous problem that they would put trans women in a men’s county jail.”
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The interview also touched on Jenner’s life after transitioning from male to female.
The former Olympian told Lauer she doesn’t miss anything about being “ultimate male” Bruce.
“I think about my life and where I’m at in my life right now and what a tremendous experience this,” she said. “Hardly nobody gets to live two genders in their lives. Everybody wonders, ‘Oh, what’s it like to be coming from the other side? You know, their thinking, the way they act, everything?’ And here I have the opportunity to do that. And to be honest with you, everything’s so new and fun. From that standpoint, it’s been great.”
Jenner said she now gets to “enjoy life” as Caitlyn.
“Theres nothing better in life than to wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and be comfortable with yourself and who you are,” she said.