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Bryant Defense Accused of Smear Tactic


— October 14, 2003

Prosecutors accused Kobe Bryant’s attorneys of deliberately smearing the reputation of his accuser Tuesday as they asked a judge to make sure any evidence about her sexual history is heard behind closed doors.

In a sharply worded court filing, prosecutors said defense attorney Pamela Mackey stepped over the line last week when she asked a detective at the preliminary hearing whether injuries to the 19-year-old woman were “consistent with a person who had sex with three different men in three days.”

That question prompted Judge Frederick Gannett to end the hearing, which was to resume Wednesday. The hearing will determine whether the NBA superstar will stand trial on a sexual assault charge.

Read all about it here from the AP via FindLaw.com.


Prosecutors accused Kobe Bryant’s attorneys of deliberately smearing the reputation of his accuser Tuesday as they asked a judge to make sure any evidence about her sexual history is heard behind closed doors.

In a sharply worded court filing, prosecutors said defense attorney Pamela Mackey stepped over the line last week when she asked a detective at the preliminary hearing whether injuries to the 19-year-old woman were “consistent with a person who had sex with three different men in three days.”

That question prompted Judge Frederick Gannett to end the hearing, which was to resume Wednesday. The hearing will determine whether the NBA superstar will stand trial on a sexual assault charge.

Read all about it here from the AP via FindLaw.com.

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