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Should we celebrate Kobe Bryant's Oscar win despite sexual assault allegations?

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant became the first sports champion to win an Oscar. Many people in sports are celebrating his achievement, but others find his win problematic. Bryant's career was nearly derailed after sexual assault allegations from a Colorado hotel employee surfaced in 2003. Many feel the Academy should not have rewarded Bryant, especially in the #MeToo era. Still, that was a long time ago, and he has achieved something no other NBA player has before. What do you think? 🏀

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So much for #MeToo and #TimesUp. Hollywood promised to right the wrongs of Harvey Weinstein and other toxic men in the industry but only proved that talk is cheap. Kobe Bryant was accused of sexual assault in 2003 when he allegedly raped a woman in Colorado. During the trial, Bryant's defense team attacked the accuser, questioning her mental state and reputation. The case was dropped after the accuser established she was unwilling to testify. Bryant settled out of court and continued on with his life while she has to live with the pain every day.

The Laker legend is just another Hollywood man that got away with assault. With the industry still reeling from multiple sexual assault scandals, awarding Bryant with one of the most prestigious awards in film is a travesty. Bryant shouldn't have won.

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Where's the conviction? Kobe Bryant was never convicted of a crime, but people still love digging up old news. This should be a celebration of an athlete that has successfully transitioned into life after his playing career. Bryant became the first NBA player to ever win an Academy Award. That's an achievement that deserves to be honored.

The only thing Bryant is guilty of is cheating on his wife. She has forgiven him. Other people need to mind their business. We should be showering praise on the NBA legend.

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Should we celebrate Kobe Bryant's Oscar win despite sexual assault allegations?
A festive crown for the winner
#TimesUpKobe
#CelebrateKobe