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Detective Says Semen, Pubic Hair Not Kobe Bryant’s


— October 15, 2003

With Kobe Bryant’s lawyers claiming to have “compelling evidence” of his innocence, a police detective testified on Wednesday that semen and pubic hair belonging to someone other than Bryant was found in the underwear of the woman who accuses him of rape.

The testimony by Eagle County Sheriff’s detective Doug Winters came during cross-examination by Bryant’s attorney, Pamela Mackey, and followed a court filing by the defense that said that “substances” not belonging to the Los Angeles Lakers basketball star were found in the 19-year-old woman’s panties.

Ugly, ugly, ugly. And, as Reuters points out here, that doesn’t necessarily mean Kobe didn’t rape her.


With Kobe Bryant’s lawyers claiming to have “compelling evidence” of his innocence, a police detective testified on Wednesday that semen and pubic hair belonging to someone other than Bryant was found in the underwear of the woman who accuses him of rape.

The testimony by Eagle County Sheriff’s detective Doug Winters came during cross-examination by Bryant’s attorney, Pamela Mackey, and followed a court filing by the defense that said that “substances” not belonging to the Los Angeles Lakers basketball star were found in the 19-year-old woman’s panties.

Ugly, ugly, ugly. And, as Reuters points out here, that doesn’t necessarily mean Kobe didn’t rape her.

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