Originally posted by: Nocturnal
Originally posted by: EXman
Cause she just had a kid with him, probably loves him, needs a man, likes the lifestyle she is now accustom to.
On a side note
I doubt highly if Kobe would have ever said he had sex with the 19yo girl if he wasn't charged. Notice the timing here folks as soon asa he was charged he started an offensive but before that he admitted nothing. Now that he is being charged and since he knows they will find his DNA in her only then does he say he is guilty of adultry but nothing more. Looks and sounds creepy to me.
OK now breaking news the victom OD'ed on pills a month prior and was under mental anguish recently. FNC for Orange county Register
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Bryant's accuser had dark secret
Woman alleging sex assault had recently overdosed amid her anguish, friends say.
By HEATHER LOURIE and MARCIA C. SMITH
The Orange County Register
EAGLE, COLO ? Everyone here knew her as the popular Eagle Valley Senior High School cheerleader springing with vibrant spirit and sweet smiles, as the beautiful singer always ready to perform in school musicals with the clearest voice and the strongest heart.
But her close friends have been doggedly protecting a secret in the unnerving days since the 19-year-old woman accused Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant of forcing her to have sex with him - a secret that Bryant's attorneys could use to undermine her credibility, legal experts say.
Two months before the woman went to the Eagle County Sheriff's Department on July 1 alleging that Bryant had sexually assaulted her, the woman suffered under such mental anguish that she overdosed on pills and was rushed to a hospital, her friends told The Orange County Register.
"I think it was just a cry for help," said Lindsey McKinney, 18, who lived at the woman's house in May, when the woman took the pills.
The Register is not identifying the woman because of the sensitive nature of the case.
McKinney was visiting other friends when, about 2 a.m. one day, she learned from the woman's ex-boyfriend that the woman had "overdosed."
McKinney rushed to the woman's Eagle home and found the woman incoherent, lethargic and seemingly drunk.
"I was scared. She wasn't really talking at all," McKinney said. "I was like, ' you need to open your eyes.' "
Moments later, the woman's parents awoke and called 911. An ambulance responded and took the woman to a hospital, McKinney said.
Some friends said they thought the overdose was an accident. Not McKinney.
"I don't think it was accidental. I was there," McKinney said.
The police dispatch call that night is currently sealed from the public by investigators. The Register's request for the records is the subject of legal action.
Legal experts say an overdose and the woman's apparent mental instability could undermine her credibility in what is bound to be a trial of character, pitting a young, small-town woman against a popular big-city basketball hero who makes more than $11 million a year selling his wholesome image.
"This is powerful evidence and the answer to the defense's prayers," said Robert Pugsley, a criminal law professor at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.
The defense attorneys are "looking for a way to demonstrate that this woman is hysterical and over-reactive," Pugsley said. "This is literally dynamite evidence, a bonanza for the defense and a landmine for prosecution."
Pugsley said this kind of evidence, if exploited by the defense, could be enough to stop the case before it reaches trial.
"(Bryant's defense attorneys) could say that her interpretation of the events is at total odds with what really occurred, which was an act of mutual intercourse."
Another legal expert said this information could cause the prosecutor to worry.
"Emotional instability is always of great concern when you are evaluating a witness's credibility," said Paul Meyer, a former Orange County homicide prosecutor and criminal defense attorney.
District Attorney Mark Hurlbert, who charged Bryant with one count of a Class 3 felony sexual assault Friday, was unavailable for comment Saturday night.
The woman's father declined to comment Saturday.
According to the complaint, Bryant, 24, of Newport Coast forced the woman to have sex with him June 30 at the Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, where the woman worked at the front desk and where Bryant had been a guest from June 30 to July 2.
On Friday, Bryant publicly admitted that he committed adultery with the woman but said he is innocent of assault. His attorneys could not be reached for comment Saturday.
The woman's friends said her difficult year doesn't mean she lied about the alleged sexual assault.
"I know she had been going through a lot, but I know that she wouldn't lie," said Ashley Scriver, 19, of Eagle, who also acknowledges the overdose.
Friends of the woman say she was distraught to have returned home from her freshman year at the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley to discover that her ex-boyfriend - her high-school sweetheart - had begun dating another woman.
"There just seems like there is a lot of things going wrong in her life," said Tyson Ivie, 18, a classmate, who called the overdose "a big secret" that friends have been unwilling to talk about until now.
"The police station is holding back information about her," he said.
Around the same time of her overdose, the woman mourned the loss of a close friend, Nicole Clements, 18, who had rolled her Chevy truck over in Burns, Colo., while returning from Red Canyon High School graduation June 1.
"She was going through a lot, but she was strong," said Nicole McDonough, an Eagle Valley Senior High schoolmate and neighbor of the woman.
"It was kind of boom, boom, boom," McKinney said, feeling compassion for her friend.
"I think the things that happened to her in the past had a lot to do with what (she said) happened that night."
That night, that is, that forever changed the lives of a young woman and a basketball superstar.