In a short clip of the " CBS This Morning " interview posted on social media Tuesday, show co-host King asks Leslie if she thinks Bryant's legacy is "complicated" by the sexual assault charge. Leslie, a longtime friend of the NBA legend, says, "It's not complicated for me at all. He was charged with rape, but the case was dropped after the accuser declined to testify. A civil suit was later settled. The NBA star, who married his wife, Vanessa, in , admitted to having had sex with the woman, but insisted that it was consensual.
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Kobe Bryant was our childhood hero, our adult icon. It seems impossible to believe he has died at age More Coverage Complete coverage: Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna among 9 dead in helicopter crash Nearly a year of discovery and pretrial hearings took place before Bryant entered a plea of not guilty May 11, Wood believed a criminal trial would not end well for her. The accuser also appeared unprepared during a mock trial a week before jury selection was to begin, according to several people close to the prosecution. Her name was mistakenly released to the media three times by policy, The Times never published it , and a sealed transcript of a closed hearing on DNA evidence was emailed to seven media outlets, including The Times.
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Continue reading the main story Kobe Bryant and the Sexual Assault Case That Was Dropped but Not Forgotten A rape accusation changed how many saw the Lakers star, but it did not change the trajectory of his career. Bryant leaving the courtroom after a hearing in October Bryant — among nine people, including his year-old daughter, Gianna , who died on Sunday in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles — was charged with sexually assaulting a year-old woman in But as in the vast majority of cases involving accusations of sexual violence, there was no clear resolution. There was no verdict.
When the officers told Bryant that she had taken an exam that yielded physical evidence, such as semen, Bryant admitted to having sexual intercourse with her, but stated that the sex was consensual. When asked how hard he was holding onto her neck, Bryant stated, "My hands are strong. I don't know. Bryant flew from Los Angeles back to Eagle, Colorado, to surrender to police. If convicted, Bryant faced probation to life in prison.