Katelyn Faber’s lawsuit against Kobe Bryant ended yesterday as the case was settled in Colorado. The Los Angeles Lakers basketball star and the 20-year-old Eagle County woman who had accused him of raping her refused to discuss the terms. “Both sides want an airtight confidentiality agreement because neither Bryant nor the young woman wants to have their name besmirched repeatedly in the future by anyone who knows what happened,” said Denver lawyer Scott Robinson told the Rocky Mountain News. “Regardless of the amount, both sides have an interest in keeping the amount confidential. She doesn’t want the world to know that she was bought off for a pittance, and he doesn’t want to admit that the settlement was for a prince’s ransom.”
Rumors of settlement persisted since the criminal case was dropped when Faber announced during jury selection that she would not proceed as a witness. The cancellation of Bryant’s long-delayed deposition in Orange County, Calif., last Friday further fueled those rumors.