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OT: Prosecutors to drop Kobe Case...

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  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Motion to Dismiss
    Prosecution, Defense Agree to Drop Charge Against Kobe Bryant

    By Bill Redeker and Ellen Davis


    E A G L E, Colo., Sept. 1, 2004 — A motion to dismiss the sexual assault charge against Kobe Bryant will be filed by prosecutors this afternoon, according to sources familiar with the case.

    The motion will say that both the alleged victim and Bryant agree to have the case dropped. Prosecutors will ask that it be dismissed with prejudice, meaning that the charges can never be brought again.

    Opening statements in the case were expected to begin Tuesday, with prospective jurors being interviewed this week.

    The Los Angeles Lakers star was accused of raping the young woman on June 30, 2003, at an Eagle resort where she worked and he was a guest. He had pleaded not guilty.

    Bryant, 26, has admitted having sex with the woman, who was 19 at the time, but claims it was consensual.

    If convicted of felony sexual assault, he could have faced four years to life in prison or 20 years to life on probation, and a fine up to $750,000.
  2. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Very interesting.

    I thought it would at least go to trial, but I didnt think he would be convicted.

    - Mike G.
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    No surprise....once the judge allowed her history it was only a matter of time.
  4. BHendri5

    BHendri5 Well-Known Member

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    I read that the defense asked the Judge to dismiss the case. So you are saying that the drudge report says it has been officially dropped?

    I have always maintained that someone put that young lady up to filing charges. I do not think she would have ever filed a charge, that she consented, it was just a tryst between to young people and that was it.

    But she went and told someone and they came up with this scheme to get some money from Kobe.

    Just my opinion, I do not think bad of Kobe or the young Lady, I saw it has Young people experiencing life, until some schemer found out and got doallar signs in their eyes.
  5. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Active Member

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    Everything that I've read (CNN, ESPN, and MSN) have all said that the defense have filed this motion. There has been nothing said about the Prosecution agreeing to drop the charges.
  6. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I doubted it too... but the link on Drudge goes to a story on ABC news.

    Looks like it probably is legit.
  7. calico

    calico Well-Known Member

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    not surprising. She was after the civil suit from the beginning.
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    If they use the same evidence she might as well not pursue that.
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    The skeptic in me is wondering if the girl or kobe have finally settled on a money amount to keep this out of the courts.
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  11. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I'd bet you've hit on it here.

    This whole thing is disgusting... everyone loses.
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Everyone loses....or everyone wins?

    Kobe wins as he has NO chance of going to jail...if the trial goes on anything could happen.

    The girl wins as she gets a butt load of money.

    Or the loss you speak of...

    Kobe remains looking guilty...

    The girl feels that a guilty man is still on the street.
  13. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Really is too bad. Kobe's name has really taken a hit.
  14. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    "Always with the negative waves, Moriariti, always with the negative waves."

    ~He says in his best Oddball voice~
  15. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5861379/

    <snip>

    EAGLE, Colo. - Prosecutors have agreed to dismiss sexual assault charges against Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant with one big catch — they want the right to retry the case at a later date, NBC News has learned.

    </snip>
  16. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Ahh....I knew there was a reason I liked you....you know Kelly's Heroes lines and we share admiration of the Tyler Rose. :cool: :D
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL, well, it's something.


    Pretty funny move I always thought.
  18. Banned_n_austin

    Banned_n_austin Benched

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    And the team I have hated for so long will be forever known to me as the "LA Rapers". :(
  19. CowboyPrincess

    CowboyPrincess Priceless

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    I've sat back and listened to the way people talked about what was happening in this case... there have been a lot of people that have laughed at her, cussed her, and riticuled her...and a lot of "poor Kobe's"... I've waited until the end of the case to say anthing cuz the full story wouldn't be known until the end... thats why we have trials.. to get both sides so as to find the truth... not just making assumptions..

    Well guys, this morning they are saying that the girl asked for the charges to be dropped. Said she was tired of being drug through the mud. Plus it was said the girl found out a rumor that the rape councelor was going to write a book about the rape and the girl couldn't take it anymore...

    And a side note... Kobe released an apology to the girl saying .....

    looks like she may not be the bad person that some of y'all made her out to be... "according to Kobe"

    In law the accused is innocent until proven guilty. In a criminal case involving athletes or movie stars - the accuser is guilty no matter what... sad

    And in this case.... a big misunderstanding between two consenting adults

    Either way.... she didn't see it as consentual and he did - and he was married - but hey, he's the star and she's a nobody so I guess that makes her trash and him an upstanding individual... IMO
  20. Banned_n_austin

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    Princess, it doesn't seem like you're very farmiliar with how the court system operates. Kobe made a statement. That doesn't at all mean that it is what Kobe wanted to really say. I also noticed that you left out the part where she got 20million. Kobe made a deal with this girl to drop the charges and I am betting that her side of the negotiation called for a statement to be released and 20 million.

    Think about it. Kobe doesn't come out and say I raped her, but he also doesn't slander this "poor young girl". He basically said, she thinks I raped her, but I don't. This lets the accuser "save face" for making alleged false accusations and Kobe isn't facing any chance of wearing bright orange and being gang raped himself.

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