As you probably already know, yesterday – early Sunday – Kobe Bryant, retired basketball superstar-hall of famer died in a helicopter crash.
In the helicopter with Bryant was his daughter. She also passed away in the crash. Tragic. Truly tragic.
Now the complicated part – Kobe Bryant was not a “perfect” human being. In fact, some would say that he was a deeply flawed human being.
In July 2003 Bryant was arrested in connection with an investigation of a sexual assault complaint filed by a 19 year old hotel employee.
The court case did not proceed to trial because the accuser decided to not testify at the trial.
How do we reconcile the fact that Kobe was a very much loved basketball superstar with the fact that he was also accused of raping a 19 year old?