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The Most Problematic Oscar Winners Of All Time!

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Kobe Bryant

Best Animated Short (2018 - Dear Basketball)

The 2018 Oscars was full of jabs at ousted #MeToo predators and empowering speeches about how Time's Up -- so it was extra awkward when the NBA legend won for the short film based on his basketball retirement letter. Why? Because in the summer of 2003, he was arrested in Eagle, Colorado and charged with sexual assault. A 19-year-old hotel employee claimed that Bryant raped her in his hotel room the night before he was to have knee surgery. The athlete admitted to the encounter, but alleged the two had consensual sex. The employee refused to testify, and the criminal case was dropped, with a civil suit settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Bryant later issued an apology to his accuser and his wife, Vanessa.
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Kobe Bryant

Best Animated Short (2018 - Dear Basketball)

The 2018 Oscars was full of jabs at ousted #MeToo predators and empowering speeches about how Time's Up -- so it was extra awkward when the NBA legend won for the short film based on his basketball retirement letter. Why? Because in the summer of 2003, he was arrested in Eagle, Colorado and charged with sexual assault. A 19-year-old hotel employee claimed that Bryant raped her in his hotel room the night before he was to have knee surgery. The athlete admitted to the encounter, but alleged the two had consensual sex. The employee refused to testify, and the criminal case was dropped, with a civil suit settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Bryant later issued an apology to his accuser and his wife, Vanessa.
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Published: 03/02/18
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