Single Status Update
Aaaaaaand the Kobe eulogy thread got derailed & locked. it went from "He was a great dude" to "He has bad rep history" to "Assault conviction" to a "Rapist".
On July 18, after he was formally charged, Bryant held a news conference in which he adamantly denied having raped the woman. With his wife, Vanessa, at his side, he confessed, in tears, to having an adulterous sexual encounter with her, but insisted that everything that happened between the two had been consensual. In late July, Bryant gave a diamond ring worth $4 million to his wife
and deescalated quickly