He basically "had to" say that stuff. It was part of their "deal" for her to drop the charges and bring an end to the case. But yeah, it sounded pretty lame.
They'll most likely reach an out of court settlement on the civil case soon too, before that goes to court. Kobe shouldn't pay her ****, but I think he will just so he doesn't have to deal with this whole nightmare again...
Sounds like it boiled down to the fact that the girl refused to testify in the case. Hmmm... Gotta wonder why...
What a total waste of a ton of people's time and money (and possibly a Lakers championship) she just caused over the past year.
Nope, going to steadfastly disagree with you here Matt. It is all too common in rape cases that the "victim" does not want to testify. That is in cases that are only criminal in nature, with a true NOT RICH slime ball who is only facing a jail term with no financial renumeration for the "victim". It is a perpetual reality that court cases turn the rape victim into the "accused". She wore the wrong kind of clothes, she smiled the wrong way, her history sexually is in question.
His is not. Hell, he's a professional athlete. He's only slept with what, maybe 1000 women? He only committed adultery, right? No big deal, common as dirt. Oh sure, it makes him a slime ball, but not a rapist. Well, that's a question we'll never have the answer to, in spite of that statement. He "had" to make that? Nuh-uh, not buying it. She dropped the charges, he didn't have to make a statement including that, unless you know something specific about the deal that wasn't in the media.
Here's a thought to contemplate: God forbid, but what if Patty was raped. I guaran-damn-tee you the defense would assault her morals in the trial, put her on trial for all intents and purposes, all the while never assailing the defendant because it is against his constitutional rights. You know Patty was raped, she knows it, but she'll still go through a tremendously horrible experience, all in hopes of making her drop the case.
I don't know what happened in that case, but I am tremendously surprised by your attitude.