Experts likened the dynamic to the anguish generated by the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh in September Since his death in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Kobe Bryant has been extolled as an otherworldly basketball player, an attentive father, and a champion of female athletes. The case was dropped before trial when the accuser declined to testify. She later filed a lawsuit against Bryant, which ended in an undisclosed settlement. They likened the dynamic to the anguish generated by the U.
Kobe Bryant sexual assault case
For survivors of sexual assault, Kobe Bryant's legacy is complicated - Los Angeles Times
The night after being accused of rape, NBA star Kobe Bryant told sheriff's investigators that the sex with his accuser was consensual — and admitted to similar encounters with another woman who he said could testify about his sexual tendencies. Bryant, in the July conversation made public Thursday, also wondered aloud if he could "settle" the matter to save his reputation, career and marriage. A transcript of the interview made headlines in the Vail Daily, which said a printout and an audio recording were mailed anonymously to the newspaper from Denver. The minute interview was taped by Eagle County sheriff's investigator Dan Loya, who questioned Bryant along with colleague Doug Winters. The Los Angeles Lakers standout used profanity and gave graphic descriptions about the encounter. At the time, his year-old accuser had already had a hospital examination and had been interviewed by Winters.
What happened with Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault case
The Kobe Bryant sexual assault case began in July , when the news media reported that the sheriff's office in Eagle, Colorado , had arrested professional basketball player Kobe Bryant in connection with an investigation of a sexual assault complaint filed by a year-old hotel employee. The woman accused Bryant of raping her in his hotel room on July 1. She filed a police report and authorities questioned Bryant about bruising on the accuser's neck. Bryant admitted to a sexual encounter with his accuser but insisted the sex was consensual. The case was dropped after Bryant's accuser refused to testify in the case.
Just as clear was his devotion to his wife, Vanessa, and four daughters. A year-old woman working as the front-desk clerk accompanied Bryant on a tour of the property. Bryant, 24 at the time, was charged with one count of felony assault.