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Lisa Leslie Defends Kobe Against Rape Rehash In Gayle King Interview

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by G. Brown

WNBA Sparks star Lisa Leslie sat down recently with “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King to reminisce about her longtime friend Kobe in the aftermath of the helicopter crash that claimed his life and eight others including his daughter Gianna Bryant.  Instead, Leslie sounded like Kobe’s defense lawyer as the 47-year old field questions about old allegations of rape against Bryant.

Leslie told King, “Kobe, he was never like that.  I have never see…have ever seen him being the kind of person that would be would never do something to violate a woman or be aggressive in that way.”  King followed up by pointing out that perhaps because of her close friendship with Kobe, Leslie may have been blinded to the possibility that her friend could have done something like that. Leslie remained loyal to the friend she had known for nearly 30 years saying, “That’s possible. I just don’t believe that, and I’m not saying things didn’t happen.  I just don’t believe that things didn’t happen with force.

The nearly 20-year-old allegations against Kobe resurfaced three days after his death when Disney heiress Abigail Disney posted comments that Kobe was a rapist.  Since then,  “Westworld” actress Evan Rachel Woods has joined the chorus in attempts to add rapist to Kobe’s legacy tweeting. “I am heartbroken for Kobe’s family. He was a sports hero. He was also a rapist.”   The criminal charges against Kobe were dismissed when the alleged victim refused to testify in court.  Kobe reportedly paid an undisclosed amount in a civil suit, but he continued to deny any guilt though he did admit to engaging in a consensual sexual relationship with his accuser.

Leslie concluded with King by calling out the media saying, “the media should be more respectful. It’s like if you had questions about it, you had many years to ask him that.  I don’t think it’s something that we should keep hanging over his legacy.”

The media has a job to do, it usually involves asking difficult questions at the worst possible time.  But the media is also obligated to be fair. King at one point asked Leslie if the charges of rape against Kobe made it difficult for her as a woman to defend him.  That’s not a fair question—it basically implies that Leslie has to choose between being a woman and being Kobe’s friend.  It also dismisses the fact that Kobe was never tried or convicted on rape charges—yet, many are comfortable with calling him a rapist based on allegations.

Kobe fans online accuse King of following in the footsteps of best friend Oprah and ready to drag the memory of any Black man through the mud for ratings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie’s point is well taken…if journalist, the media, fans and other celebrities didn’t ask Kobe about the allegations for almost 20 years, why wait until he can’t answer questions to bring it up now?  The court settled the criminal case by dismissing it–shouldn’t that settle it for just about everyone?

What do you think….are journalists and even fans being fair to bring up rape allegations against Kobe after his death?  Is King just doing her job or do you agree with fans that she shares a similar mission to destroy Black men?

 

 

 

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    NBA is fixed

    February 6, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King have alot in common with those other two female coons Diamond and Silk!

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    NBA is fixed

    February 6, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Roberts and Loni Love are accessories in the ongoing lynching and high tech lynching of strong intelligent heterosexual black men. America’s mission is to lynch strong, intelligent heterosexual alpha males and replace them with a bunch of Billy Porter and Tyler Perry type of black men. #EthnicCleansing

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    Shawn J.

    February 6, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    OMG, dude! Kobe hasn’t been charged with these rape allegations, then they should let THAT past BE the past and let that you-know-what go!! He ain’t even on this earth anymore, so they should let the man rest in freaking peace already!! SMH!!

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    NBA is fixed

    February 6, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    In America, white men are innocent until proven guilty. Black men are guilty until proven innocent. If black men are proven innocent in their court of law, they’re still guilty in the court of public opinion! OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson and Kobe Bryant were proven innocent in their court of law, but ugly black women like Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Roberts and Loni Love satisfy their white bosses/massas by attempting to convince the public that innocent black men are guilty.

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    NBA is fixed

    February 6, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    The name of the white woman who accused Kobe Bryant of rape is Katelyn Faber. When a woman accuses a man of rape, then asks for money instead of prison time, then refuses to testify in court, it’s not rape, it’s extortion!

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    NBA is fixed

    February 6, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Kobe Bryant is not a rapist. He was not convicted of rape. Brock Turner, Owen Labrie and Jacob Walter Anderson are three white boys who were convicted of rape. The three white boys I mentioned never spent a single day in prison for their rape convictions. American media and the justice system protected them because they’re white.

    Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Roberts and Loni Love will never talk about Brock Turner, Owen Labrie and Jacob Walter Anderson. If those four ugly black women report on white boys convicted of rape, they will lose their money and their rich, luscious lifestyle. Those four ugly black women are paid millions of dollars to do one job,; to convince the public that black men are rapist. In conclusion, Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Roberts and Loni Love are rich millionaire house slaves.

    PS: Robin Roberts is married to a white woman.

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    NBA is fixed

    February 6, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    During antebellum slavery, some black women would snitch on any black male slaves who attempted to rebel against the slave owner. In exchange for betrayal and loyalty to massa, black women received rewards like eating better pig meat, sleeping in the basement or attic of massa’s big house, or wearing better clothes. In other words, these black women became house slaves. Some of these black women would arrogantly walk around the slave plantation wearing their nice clothes while executing an uppity attitude towards the abused, tormented field slaves.

    Fast foward to the year 2020. Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Roberts and Loni Love are the modern day house slaves. They have used their star power and enormous charisma to destroy several black male celebrities. In exchange for racial treason, racist white media corporations like CBS/Viacom, ABC/Disney and NBC/Comcast have given those four black women millions of dollars, custom made designer clothes and access to the opulent, white aristocratic lifestyle.

    Unfortunately more black women will follow in the same path as Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey because there is no punishment for racial treason, there are only rewards. The best way to stop black women like Gayle King from destroying the black community is to stop watching her tv show, stop buying any product she sponsors and to use social media to expose her for being a traitor to black America!

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    NBA is fixed

    February 6, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Quote from Malcolm X, “The media has the power to make the innocent look guilty and the guilty look innocent.” Gayle King works for a multi billion dollar media corporation called CBS/Viacom and her job is to make innocent black men like Kobe Bryant look guilty. Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Roberts and Loni Love decided to commit treason against black people in exchange for millions of dollars and a rich lifestyle. What Gayle King did to Kobe Bryant and R Kelly is not journalism, it is a high tech lynching!

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    Ron

    February 6, 2020 at 2:25 am

    This is sickening and I am over Gayle and her bestie Oprah.. until they do a full report on their buddy Harvey.. I could care less about anything they have to say 🤷🏽‍♀️

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    Chago Wilson

    February 5, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    europeans are the ORIGINAL rapists and TERRORISTS of the planet! The beastly savages often referred to as the ‘founding fathers’ were all slave owners, adulterers, liars, hypocrites, prolonged and repeated rapists & pedophiles whose collective crimes and offenses against humanity render Koby Bryant a SAINT by comparison!

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    Jamar G. Ambrose Sr

    February 5, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Staying composed is key. Keeping in mind is a understatement. Realizing cycling innerstanding will arise called appointments disappointments arrangements and karma uses all energy….

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    Crystal L Brooks

    February 5, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Its supposed to be innocent until PROVEN guilty. He owned up to his mistake of infidelity. He settled with the alleged victim who chose to pursue this in a civil case. Unlike a lot of men, he also publicly apologized to her. So the media and the other haters need to let it go. He isn’t Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein or R.Kelly. Remember him for the incredible player, husband and father that he was. Not to mention the friend and mentor he became to men and women alike.

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