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Globe Tabloid Publishes Kobe Accuser’s “Salacious” Photo


— October 31, 2003

The ugliest celebrity spectacle of the year — the sexual assault prosecution of NBA star Kobe Bryant — took a notable turn Thursday, when the supermarket tabloid The Globe published a salacious high school photograph of the accuser on its cover. In it, the woman is lifting up her prom dress to reveal a garter belt. The headline reads: “Kobe Bryant’s Accuser: Did she really say no?” Next to the photo, in half-inch type, is the 19-year-old woman’s name.

Salon.com reports the event here, and ponders whether the Globe‘s female editor, Bonnie Fuller, has “betrayed women” by putting the tawdry picture on its cover.


The ugliest celebrity spectacle of the year — the sexual assault prosecution of NBA star Kobe Bryant — took a notable turn Thursday, when the supermarket tabloid The Globe published a salacious high school photograph of the accuser on its cover. In it, the woman is lifting up her prom dress to reveal a garter belt. The headline reads: “Kobe Bryant’s Accuser: Did she really say no?” Next to the photo, in half-inch type, is the 19-year-old woman’s name.

Salon.com reports the event here, and ponders whether the Globe‘s female editor, Bonnie Fuller, has “betrayed women” by putting the tawdry picture on its cover.

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