$20,000 To Bryant Alleged Victim Gets Scrutiny

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Kobe Bryant's defense attorneys say his accuser has received nearly $20,000 in victim's compensation, which they say casts doubt on her reasons for pursuing the case, says the Denver Post. The money awarded to the woman for mental-health treatment and lost wages far exceeds normal disbursements from the state and has encouraged the 20-year-old to persist with a "false allegation," defense attorney Pamela Mackey told District Judge Terry Ruckriegle. The charge was made in a closed hearing in June that has become the subject of a battle before the U.S. Supreme Court . . .

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