Tuesday , Aug , 10 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Kobe Bryant’s accuser files civil suit against NBA star

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – The woman accusing Kobe Bryant of sexual assault
has now filed a civil lawsuit against the NBA star in a Denver Federal
District Court.

The suit filed Tuesday seeks undisclosed monetary damages. The attorneys in
the case are not permitted to talk about the case because of a court-imposed
gag order.

The 25-year-old Bryant is accused of sexually assaulting a woman more than a
year ago at a Colorado resort, a Class 3 felony with penalties ranging from
four years to life in prison or 20 years to life on probation.

Bryant, who was in Colorado for surgery on his right knee at the time of the
alleged assault, claimed the two had consensual sex.

The criminal trial for the All-Star guard is set to begin on August 27.