Kobe Bryant rape accusation in 2004 must never be mentioned, because Kobe Bryant has black privilege1 and is protected by the #PCGagOrder.
The Washington Post suspended a reporter Sunday after she sent a series of tweets about NBA star Kobe Bryant’s rape case following his death.
Felicia Sonmez, a national politics reporter for the Washington Post, tweeted out a story from the Daily Beast about Bryant’s rape case shortly after reports of his death. Sonmez faced massive backlash after her tweet and subsequently posted images of her inbox to show the threats she was receiving. [Read more: Daily Caller]
Extremely rich black athletes tend to engage in crime frequently 2. Leaving aside if Kobe Bryant’s rape accusations were false. 3, here the issue is that black crime must be covered up, because of societal norms.
What happened in the rape claim case against NBA star Kobe Bryant that was dropped in 2004?
What was the allegation?
In June 2003, Bryant went to Edwards, Colorado for knee surgery, staying at the luxury Lodge and Spa at Cordillera.
The then 24-year-old Los Angeles Lakers player was already a household name.
By 2003, he had played in three championships for the Lakers, who took out back-to-back NBA titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
The woman, who was not identified and was 19 at the time, told police Bryant raped her in his room on June 30 after arriving at the hotel near the skiing town of Vail.
She was a concierge at the hotel and a college student.
Bryant was arrested in early July and said while he’d had consensual sex with her, he denied the assault.
He was already married to wife Vanessa, and his first daughter Natalia was born in January 2003. In his public statement after the alleged assault, Vanessa appeared alongside him but did not speak. [Read more: abc.net]
When the media rewrites Kobe’s story to make him innocent, the media rewrites women out of the story. Kobe doesn’t need to be innocent to be loved. And his victim doesn’t need to be perfect to be believed. Kobe’s death is an opportunity for journalists to report difficult truths to readers and for moms to have tough conversations with kids. [Read more: penelopetrunk.com]
Kobe Bryant Wins at Time’s Up Oscars Despite Rape Accusation [Read more: National Review]
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