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

“Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones’ humorous Olympics tweets land her an invite from NBC to cover the sporting event. John Russell reports.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / INTERNET (REUTERS / SONY PICTURES HANDOUT) – “Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones almost quit Twitter last month after receiving online abuse, but the comedian had the last laugh on Monday (August 8) as her humorous Olympics tweets landed her an invite from NBC to cover the sporting event.

“You guys i’m gonna show y’all everything LMAO!! Good and bad!! Hopefully it’s all good! So excited,” tweeted the comedian Monday.

NBC Sports said Jones, a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” will be in Rio de Janeiro by Friday and to cover the Olympics.

Jones, one of the leads in last month’s “Ghostbusters” movie, spent the weekend tweeting reactions, responses and words of support to Team USA.

The comedian almost quit Twitter last month after receiving a barrage of sexist and racist abuse and harassment from a number of users.