3/05/2018

Outrage as Kobe Bryant Wins at the 2018 #meoo Oscars


Basketball legend ,Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant received some backlash on twitter for taking home an Oscar for Best Animated Short film 'Dear basketball' at Sunday's 90th Annual Academy Awards amid ongoing references to the #MeToo and 'Time's Up' movement - which have been taking place in awards shows...

As social media users were quick to remind the world that he was accused of rape in 2003. The former Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard was accused of rape in 2003 by a lady who was 19 at the time ,Kobe admitted to having sexual encounter with her but insisted it was consensual.

Bryant's Academy Award marks another milestone in his long career in the public eye, after spending all 20 years in the NBA with the LakersBryant remains married to his wife, Vanessa, who he married in 2001. The two have three children together, ages 15, 11 and 1; Bryant has also won five NBA championships, two Olympic gold medals and an NBA MVP award over the past nearly two decadesBryant initially faced a felony sexual assault charge for the same incident, but that criminal charge was dropped six months prior to the settlement, when his accuser decided not to testify, the Los Angeles Times reported
 According to Dailymail;

Documents reported to be related to the case were published by The Smoking Gun. Those documents include what is held out to be a 32-page transcript of the woman's account of what happened that night, and what the website called a 57-page transcript of Bryant's interview with Eagle County investigators.
The incident that gave rise to the criminal charge, and later the civil lawsuit and its settlement, occurred on June 30, 2003 at the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, in Edwards, Colorado.

The woman worked at the front desk at the mountain resort, where Bryant admitted to having sex with the woman, who was then 19.

Bryant, who was married with a daughter at the time, claimed the sexual encounter was consensual. 

The next day, the woman reported a rape to the police in Eagle County, Colorad
Bryant said when the criminal charge against him was dropped in September 2014: 'I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter'

It's reported that Bryant initially denied the sexual encounter to detectives at the hotel, but then changed his story to say that the two of them did have sex, but it was consensualA few people noted that Bryant was not found guilty of rape, though he was chargedThe incident that gave rise to Bryant's criminal charge, and later the civil lawsuit and its settlement, occurred on June 30, 2003 at the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, in ColoradoThe incident that gave rise to Bryant's criminal charge, and later the civil lawsuit and its settlement, occurred on June 30, 2003 at the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, in ColoradoBryant settled a civil lawsuit out of court in Denver, Colorado in March of 2005, stemming from a rape allegation related to an incident that occurred in June 2003 Back in 2003, Bryant eventually admitted to having an extramarital sexual encounter with the woman who accused him of rape, but since his admission has always maintained that the act was consensual