Lawyer for Kobe Bryant's Accuser Speaks Out

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The lawyer for the woman who says she was raped by Kobe Bryant is speaking out for the first time since the criminal charges against the NBA star were dropped.

The case collapsed last week after the 20 year old told prosecutors she wouldn't participate anymore.

Lawyer John Clune told the "CBS The Early Show'' his client is feeling better and better everyday about her decision to drop out of the case, especially because of Bryant's apology.

As a condition for the woman dropping out of the case, Bryant issued a statement apologizing for his behavior. He also said he understands how she feels that she didn't consent to the encounter.

The woman is still pursuing a federal civil lawsuit against Bryant. The apology can't be used against him in that case.


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