Dennis Rodman: Blasted by Family of Kenneth Bae

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Yesterday, during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Dennis Rodman flipped out over questions regarding his latest trip to North Korea.

The ex-basketball star came across like he was cutting a promo for the WWE in defending his visit to Pyongyang for Kim Jong Un's 31st birthday today.

Now, however, Rodman is the one on the receiving end of someone else's venom. And rightfully so, many would argue.

The question that set Rodman off was about Kenneth Bae, an American sentenced to 15 years in a labor camp by the North Korean government because he allegedly committed "hostile acts" while running a tour operation in that country.

Those acts have never been explained and Bae's imprisonment is considered a prime example of the human rights violations enacted on a constant basis by Kim Jong Un and company.

"There is no diplomacy, only games, and at my brother's expense," Bae's sister, Terri Chung, said in a statement released by the family a day after Rodman hinted that Bae got what he deserved.

She added that she was stunned by Rodman's rant, especially his vague references to Bae having committed a crime.

"I'm not sure where he's getting his information and I'm not sure how much credence I would give to his outburst," Chung said.

Rodman is in North Korea to play a basketball game for the country's leader and Associated Press photos have caught him bowing before the dictator.

"Dennis Rodman could do a lot of good by advocating for Kenneth to Kim Jong Un, but instead he has decided to hurl outrageous accusations at my brother, insinuating that Kenneth has done something sinister," Chung said in her statement.

Bill Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, agrees. He tells CNN:

"I think Dennis Rodman crossed a line... by implying that Kenneth Bae might be guilty, by suggesting that there was a crime."

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