Kobe was officially charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in a case that will most certainly tarnish his perfect career. If convicted of the felony assault charge, Bryant faces probation to life imprisonment. Kobe has admitted to adultery, but denied the assault charges in a press release and in a press conference that was held this evening.

I personally believe, as I have from the beginning, that the girl in the case was a willing participant in the encounter. I don’t know of many women that would pass up the chance at knockin’ boots with Kobe. I don’t believe that there was any force or coersion involved. This girl is trying to gain fame and is looking for the possibility of a Vegas-style civil jackpot at Kobe’s expense.

This is bad news for the Lakers, since they will now have to deal with the possibility of having Kobe not be in the starting lineup for all or part of the regular season–let’s see what happens.

3 Comments »

  1. I felt like throwing up when the D.A. announced he had filed charges. Why is it that people think you can’t even *question* the credibility of the *alledged* victim? Because she’s a woman… I hate that.

    #1 by yvonne — July 19, 2003 @ 10:06 am

  2. She was credible because she had evidence. Why is a pro athlete automatically off the hook? And why in the WORLD would a woman not be at least willing to listen to another woman and not form an opinion until all the evidence is seen? This isn’t about HER being female- this is obviously about YOUR issues with being female! What’s up with that? I don’t know who is guilty or innocent and neither do you. But that seems like a very anti-woman remark. As if woman have no credibility!

    #2 by blythe — August 22, 2003 @ 11:43 am

  3. sorry about the typo- make that last word WOMEN! i have the flu! don’t even know why i am reading all this!

    #3 by blythe — August 22, 2003 @ 11:46 am

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