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Entertainment Did the Oscars Forget About the Time Kobe Bryant Was Accused of Rape?

16:07  06 march  2018
16:07  06 march  2018 Source:   flare.com

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Did the Oscars Forget That Kobe Bryant Was Accused of Rape ? - www.flare.com. “ Kobe Bryant ’s Oscar Win Reminds Us That Time Is Not Up For Everyone,” read a Jezebel headline. So who wins an # Oscar 2018? @ kobebryant , who was credibly accused of rape

Former NBA player Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for his film at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday—despite sexual assault allegations made After all, the Oscars has a history of handing out awards to men accused of abusive behaviour, like convicted sex offender Roman Polanski and

Kobe Bryant holding an Oscar: (Photo: Getty)© Used with permission of / © Rogers Media Inc. 2018. (Photo: Getty)

At the 90th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, retired NBA player Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for his short animated film, Dear Basketball. Any other year, 39-year-old Bryant’s win would have only raised the eyebrows of those who remember he was accused of sexually assaulting a young woman over a decade ago, but the victory likely wouldn’t have caused a huge stir. After all, the Oscars has a history of handing out awards to men accused of abusive behaviour, like convicted sex offender Roman Polanski and Casey Affleck, who won a Best Actor statuette in 2017 despite being accused of sexually and verbally harassing women in 2010. But now, the landscape has shifted.

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But Bryant wasn’t acquitted: Before the trial was to start, the woman who accused him decided not to testify. Initially, the 19-year-old told police that on June 30, 2003, Bryant , who was 24 at the time , raped her in Friedman thinks the collective amnesia around the alleged assault in part has to do with the Though Bryant was never convicted, Bourgeois argues that it still sends the message that he’s

Former basketball star Kobe Bryant won an Oscar Sunday night for Best Animated Short — a win that counters the #MeToo movement considering Bryant was once accused of sexual assault. Bryant — whose winning film "Dear Basketball" chronicled his retirement from the NBA

In the age of #MeToo and Time’s Up (which were prevalent themes at the 2018 Oscars), the allegations made against Bryant—which were eventually settled in a civil lawsuit, with no criminal conviction—should have been enough for the awards show to disqualify him from the race. The Academy did the right thing when it expelled disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein after countless allegations of sexual assault, and when it seemed to snub James Franco following allegations of sexual misconduct. So why on Earth did the Oscars look past Bryant’s violent rape allegation and give him a golden statue?

In case the details are fuzzy, in 2003, Bryant was arrested and charged with sexual assault after a 19-year-old Colorado hotel employee said that the NBA star raped her while he was a guest at the luxury lodge she worked at. As reported by the Washington Post in 2004, in a statement to police “the young woman said she went to Bryant’s room at his request and willingly kissed and hugged him, but then tried to leave when he wanted to go further. She said he then grabbed her by the neck, bent her over a chair and violated her as she cried and protested.” Bryant, who was 24 at the time of the alleged incident, admitted he had sex with the hotel worker, but maintained it was consensual.

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Kobe Bryant is included in the nominations for Best Animated Short Film for his movie Dear Twitter, of course, doesn’t forget , and a lot of people had something to say about the double standards of BUT they nominated Kobe Bryant who was accused of rape and settled out of court in a civil suit

Kobe Bryant Wins at Time ’s Up Oscars Despite Rape Accusation . Bryant was arrested and charged with sexual assault in 2003 when a 19-year-old woman accused him of rape . The basketball star claimed the encounter was consensual, however, and the case fizzled out when the woman said

The aftermath of the alleged rape is harrowing. As also reported by the Washington Post, the alleged victim was “harassed with death threats and obscene messages, stalked by private investigators and hounded by reporters.” The woman’s name and address was shared online and reported in the press. Her motives were questioned, her sexual history scrutinized, her reputation attacked, and her attempts to protect her identity ignored. The criminal charge was dropped in 2004 when the woman wouldn’t testify in court. She filed a civil lawsuit against Bryant and that case was settled in 2005. The basketball player also issued her an apology. “Although 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,” he said.

Bryant’s career remained largely unscathed and most people forgot about the incident. That is, until now.

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Oldman and Bryant , two men accused of violence against women, both took home awards at the Oscars Sunday night. And Kobe Bryant , another first- time winner, took home the Analysis: 7 things you should know happened at the Oscars . Related: Did the allegations against Ryan Seacrest

Remember when Kobe Bryant was credibly accused of rape ? Kobe Bryant , former NBA basketball player, won an Oscar for “Dear Basketball,” an animated short Bryant wrote announcing his retirement. Many on the internet immediately were unsettled by the timing of the win, considering

Before Bryant took home the Oscar, a petition started circulating online asking the Academy to rescind the athlete’s nomination. As of this writing, nearly 17,000 people have signed the document. After Bryant accepted his award, many people shared their frustrations online over his win. “Kobe Bryant’s Oscar Win Reminds Us That Time Is Not Up For Everyone,” read a Jezebel headline.

Let me get this straight. Last night’s theme was all about treating women with respect. So who wins an #Oscar2018? @kobebryant, who was credibly accused of rape, paid the accuser a settlement and issued her a written apology! Can’t make this up?

— Larry Elder (@larryelder) March 5, 2018

I’m saddened by the hypocrisy of the #Oscars as they promoted and awarded several men accused of harassment and assault, such as Ryan Seacrest, Kobe Bryant and Gary Oldman. Whilst time may be UP for some men, clearly it isn’t up for ALL. Hollywood still has far to go. #TIMESUP

— Em. (@EmilyBashforth) March 5, 2018

The Academy’s decision to award Bryant is infuriating. There should not—and can not—be a double standard when it comes to allegations of sexual assault. It’s not enough to ban Weinstein from Hollywood and pretend that Franco doesn’t exist. The Oscars need to take a legitimate stand against sexual misconduct and prove that they do not tolerate it. Any of it.

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But on Sunday night, Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for the short animated film he wrote and narrated, “Dear Basketball.” Bryant was arrested and charged with sexual assault in 2003, when a 19-year-old hotel employee in Colorado accused him of rape .

Kobe Bryant was nominated for an Oscar on Tuesday, which has led some to criticize the Academy for recognizing the former NBA star in the #MeToo era. Former NBA star was accused of rape by a Colorado hotel employee, charges were later dropped.

When the Academy presents an Oscar to someone who has been accused of sexual assault, it’s saying that the voice of the accused is more important than the voice of the alleged victim. It’s sending a message that says men are still more powerful, and even if women do come forward with allegations, they may not be believed. These toxic messages are against the core principals of the #MeToo and Time’s Up initiatives.

During the show, many women—including Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino and Jennifer Lawrence—were vocal about the changes that need to happen in the industry. While it’s incredibly important that women’s voices are heard, the weight of change cannot solely rely on these leading ladies. It must come from all sides, including the powerful governing bodies that decide whose work is deserving of recognition and whose work is not.

Because, really, what’s there to celebrate about an alleged rapist?

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