Vanessa Bryant Unhappy With Actress Evan Rachel For Tarnishing The Image Of Her Late Hubby, Kobe Bryant
When the late Basketball genius Kobe Bryant passed, many people around the world were saddened by the news. The unexpected just occurred, and the world was wailing, particularly taking a gander at how he and his daughter passed –plane crash.
It’s been a year as of now, and Vanessa Bryant, spouse of the NBA star is irate with West Wood Actress Evan Rachel Wood for considering her late husband a “rapist” in a tweet the actress posted on the day he passed on. One would have imagined that, Vanessa would have ignored this issue since it is almost a year, but NO!
The NBA legend, quite possibly the most commended athletes ever, died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020, alongside his and Vanessa’s 13-year-old girl, Gianna Bryant, one of their four kids. After news on their demises were disclosed, Evan Rachel tweeted,
“What has happened is tragic. I am heartbroken for Kobe’s family. He was a sports hero. He was also a rapist. And all of these truths can exist simultaneously.”
Huge loads of people had just censured the Westworld entertainer over the tweet that seemed to insinuate a 2003 rape case including Kobe and a unidentified female accuser, which was subsequently dismissed. Following more online bashing, she later erased the two tweets.
Vanessa at that point tweeted:
“This just came to my attention,” Kobe’s wife wrote in her post, in which she tagged the actress. “Your false, insensitive, defamatory and slanderous tweet on 1/26/20 is vile and disturbing to say the least.”
As at now, Rachel has not commented on Vanessa’s post.
Evan Rachel, an activist and rape survivor, has no known personal connection to Kobe. Earlier this month, she made headlines when she alleged that her ex Marilyn Manson, “groomed” her when she was a teenager and abused her for years. He has denied her accusations as well as other abuse claims made by several other women.
In the mean time, in 2003, Kobe was accused of rape of a lady at a Colorado inn. He denied the charges, saying they had a “consensual” experience. The accuser at last would not affirm and the assault charge was dropped.
In 2004, after the case was dismissed, Kobe gave an explanation. It read,
I want to apologize directly to the young woman involved in this incident. I want to apologize to her for my behavior that night and for the consequences she has suffered in the past year.”
I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did”.
The accuser later sued the Los Angeles Lakers star and the two reached a settlement over that civil case in 2005. Evan was one of scores of people who, following Kobe’s death, posted about the sexual assault allegations against the athlete.
On her Instagram Story, Vanessa shared supportive messages from people who defended her late husband on social media.