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RIP Kobe Bryant.

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RIP Kobe Bryant.
« on: January 26, 2020, 11:03:34 PM »
Kobe Bryant, 13-year-old daughter killed in helicopter crash.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/01/26/kobe-bryant-helicopter-crash/%3foutputType=amp
By Ben Golliver
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January 26, 2020 at 5:33 PM EST
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday. The five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist was 41...

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Re: RIP Kobe Bryant.
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2020, 02:19:04 AM »
This was just in the news. Such a tragic death :(
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Re: RIP Kobe Bryant.
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 08:59:03 AM »
7 others died, including his daughter. Apparently he was a convicted rapist.
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Re: RIP Kobe Bryant.
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2020, 10:07:52 AM »
7 others died, including his daughter. Apparently he was a convicted rapist.

Nope, not convicted. The girl decided she didn't want to testify in court and settled for civil case resulting in a public apology with financial settlement (if any) undisclosed.

Quote from: Kobe Bryant
First, I want to apologize directly to the young woman involved in this incident. I want to apologize to her for my behavior that night and for the consequences she has suffered in the past year. Although this year has been incredibly difficult for me personally, I can only imagine the pain she has had to endure. I also want to apologize to her parents and family members, and to my family and friends and supporters, and to the citizens of Eagle, Colo.I also want to make it clear that I do not question the motives of this young woman. No money has been paid to this woman. She has agreed that this statement will not be used against me in the civil case. Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter.I issue this statement today fully aware that while one part of this case ends today, another remains. I understand that the civil case against me will go forward. That part of this case will be decided by and between the parties directly involved in the incident and will no longer be a financial or emotional drain on the citizens of the state of Colorado.

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Re: RIP Kobe Bryant.
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2020, 08:30:17 PM »
7 others died, including his daughter. Apparently he was a convicted rapist.

Nope, not convicted. The girl decided she didn't want to testify in court and settled for civil case resulting in a public apology with financial settlement (if any) undisclosed.

Quote from: Kobe Bryant
First, I want to apologize directly to the young woman involved in this incident. I want to apologize to her for my behavior that night and for the consequences she has suffered in the past year. Although this year has been incredibly difficult for me personally, I can only imagine the pain she has had to endure. I also want to apologize to her parents and family members, and to my family and friends and supporters, and to the citizens of Eagle, Colo.I also want to make it clear that I do not question the motives of this young woman. No money has been paid to this woman. She has agreed that this statement will not be used against me in the civil case. Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter.I issue this statement today fully aware that while one part of this case ends today, another remains. I understand that the civil case against me will go forward. That part of this case will be decided by and between the parties directly involved in the incident and will no longer be a financial or emotional drain on the citizens of the state of Colorado.

Thank you for the clarification.
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