One of the top news stories of the past two weeks has been that of Colorado vs. Kobe Bryant. It's turning into a real battle in the media and promises to be an intersting trial so I thought I would give some of the details in case anyone is intersted in discussing it.
Kobe Bryant, 24, is a professional basketball player and a 5-time NBA All-Star. He is the star player and leading scorer for the Los Angeles Lakers and has been a fan favorite since he began playing in 1996. He is one of the few players to forego college and sign directly out of high school. He was the youngest NBA player in history when he debuted at age 18. He is also rated the 3rd best product endorser behind Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. His image has been that of "boy next door" wholesome idol who has never had so much as a parking ticket.
Katelyn is a 19-year-old college student and hotel concierge. The former high school cheerleader reportedly has a past history of mental problems including two suicide attempts at least one of which left her hospitalized. Her friends have talked to the media repeatedly and her name, address, telephone number and email address have been posted and published. Her parents say she has received death threats from zealous Kobe Bryant fans.
Interestingly, a former classmate of Katelyn's has been wrongly identified as Bryant's accuser and internet sites have popped up posting her photos, It is said the topless photos being passed around the internet have been altered placing her head on a topless model's body. Here is an article about THAT
Katelyn claims Kobe Bryant made a call to the hotel concierge desk and asked for someone to show him around the posh hotel in which he was staying while undergoing knee surgery. Katelyn claims Bryant forced himself on her sexually and "went all the way" against her will.
Bryant admits he had sex with Katelyn but claims it was consentual.