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Lawsuit Against Kobe Bryant Contains Risks for Both Accuser and Accused


— September 2, 2004

In pressing on with her civil suit against NBA star Kobe Bryant, the woman accusing him of rape will not have to meet the higher standard of proof required in a criminal case.

On the other hand, the details of her sex life could come spilling out, along with her medical and psychological records – the very thing she had tried so desperately to avoid in the criminal case.

Legal experts said both sides might be moving toward a settlement to avoid releasing potentially embarrassing or damaging information about not only the 20-year-old accuser but the 26-year-old Los Angeles Lakers star.

Details here from the AP via The Sacramento Bee.


In pressing on with her civil suit against NBA star Kobe Bryant, the woman accusing him of rape will not have to meet the higher standard of proof required in a criminal case.

On the other hand, the details of her sex life could come spilling out, along with her medical and psychological records – the very thing she had tried so desperately to avoid in the criminal case.

Legal experts said both sides might be moving toward a settlement to avoid releasing potentially embarrassing or damaging information about not only the 20-year-old accuser but the 26-year-old Los Angeles Lakers star.

Details here from the AP via The Sacramento Bee.

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