Kobe’s widow is skewering ERW and others for comments they made about Kobe shortly after his passing in Jan. 2020 — many of whom brought up his 2003 sexual assault case … arguing his legacy was marred by the allegations, and straight-up calling him guilty.
For the record, the criminal charges he was facing were dropped after the accuser refused to testify. She later sued him over it, and both sides reached a settlement.
Of course, Kobe was never convicted … and is presumed innocent in the eyes of the law — which is exactly what Vanessa points out to ERW, in sharp terms more than a year later.
She writes … “Your false, insensitive, defamatory and slanderous tweet on 1/26/20 is vile and disturbing to say the least? Behavior like this is part of the reason why innocent black men go to jail for crimes they didn’t commit. An accusation doesn’t make someone guilty.”
VB adds, “YOU DON’T KNOW THE FACTS OF THE CASE.” She had a similar message for film producer Abigail Disney, who also called Kobe a rapist not too long after he died.
I haven’t said anything about Kobe so far because I felt some time needed to pass before weighing in. But yes, it’s time for the sledgehammer to come out. The man was a rapist. Deal with it. https://t.co/9jfZHSqnnQ
Abigail still has her 2020 tweet up — which links to a WaPo op-ed discussing Kobe’s criminal case. Evan’s Twitter account appears to have been deactivated. She still has an IG account though, where she’s been detailing her allegations against Marilyn Manson.
Neither women have responded to Vanessa’s criticism.