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EtcetEraThread Vice: Reporters and Activists Are Being Harassed for Saying Kobe Bryant Was Credibly Accused of Rape (Read Staff Posts)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing Allegations of Sexual Assault Over Multiple Posts; Prior Severe Infraction
So other than this years old acknowledgement offering his seemingly valid perspective, what more could you possibly want out of this situation? His fans to reject his legacy? The media to slay him instead of paying tribute? People don’t want to hear that, and anybody that’s actually a Kobe fan more than likely has long since made up their judgements on that situation. So yeah, I’ll call it character assassination when you bring up something that’s long been concluded mere moments after his unexpected demise. All it does it overshadow the loss of innocents and a man who’s dealt with the consequences firsthand when he lost millions in endorsements, sponsorships, etc. (among other things) following the accusations, only to be acquitted and move on. There’s a dynamic at play here that isn’t anything new nor do I find his testimony a condemning piece of evidence when they were both able to settle it in court many years back.