Sheriff’s Office denied Greenville News reporter access to drag queen event at public library

A day after Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies denied access to a reporter for The Greenville News who was trying to cover a controversial event at a public library, an agency spokesman described the incident as a misunderstanding.

The reporter had planned to cover the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Five Forks branch of the Greenville County Library System on Sunday. Three days before, the reporter notified the Sheriff’s Office about plans to be there to report on the story hour, which had drawn intense scrutiny from the public in the weeks since it had been announced.

Deputies at the door of the library told the reporter who had arrived an hour and 30 minutes before the event that no media was allowed inside. (Read more here…)