Film Festival Jury Bars Kobe Bryant for Old Rape Claims
NBA star Kobe Bryant has been disinvited from an
animation film festival jury.
Bryant was invited for winning an Oscar in 2017 for
his short animated film “Dear Basketball.”
His invitation was rescinded because of a petition
bringing up Bryant’s 2003 rape accusation.
Bryant’s accuser declined to press charges. The
related civil suit was settled out of court.
Event producer Eric Beckman, CEO of GKIDS, said
they did not want the focus taken off the films.