Given the civil suit filled by Kobe’s accuser, this was probably a foregone conclusion/
DENVER (Reuters) – Prosecutors in the Kobe Bryant rape case will ask a judge on Wednesday to drop the rape charge against the basketball player, a source close to the case said.
The case was based on a claim by a then 19-year-old woman that the Los Angeles Lakers star raped her last year in his hotel room in a Vail-area resort. He maintained the two had consensual sex and that his only wrongdoing was adultery.
The 26-year-old’s defense team was seen rushing into the courthouse on Wednesday afternoon, followed a few minutes later by the young woman’s attorneys John Clune and Lin Wood.
Prosecutors were also seen entering the courthouse in Eagle, Colorado where opening statements had been slated to begin next Tuesday.
This week lawyers for both sides have been trying to select a jury.Previously – Kobe Might Walk