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    Jane, it’s been so many years I didn’t actually remember that it was rape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    Is infidelity the new euphemism for rape?
    But, but, he's a sportsball hero!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    But, but, he's a sportsball hero!!!!
    Yeah--sportsball heroes and rich old lechers seem to get away with it. Payoffs, if all else fails.

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    It ended in a civil lawsuit, not a criminal conviction so I wasn't sure I could write rapist. I do wonder if his victim feels relieved no one else will go through what she did.

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    He admitted it happened against her will (IIRC she was a hotel housekeeper--no exactly a willing groupie) and he apologized publicly. She declined to press charges, and was probably handsomely rewarded, as was his wife, by the looks of that ring. I have no trouble characterizing him as a rapist.

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    So I looked up the story and the poor woman wouldn’t testify because she was getting death threats. She came from a wealthy family so probably wanted the apology more than the money. When I heard his name I didn’t know who he was until I saw his picture. I don’t follow sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardnr View Post
    There's always one.
    Sometimes there's more than one. Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and Jeffrey Epstein all started out with one. Things don't always come to light or come to light immediately.

    But no, I don't think there's always one. Some people behave ethically. Kobe Bryant wasn't one of them though.

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    Maybe he really did clean up his act--especially after having daughters. His press makes it sound like he did. Good for him, if true.
    But I don't get the celebrity hype--lots of good people have died recently, with relatively little fuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Sometimes there's more than one. Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and Jeffrey Epstein all started out with one. Things don't always come to light or come to light immediately.

    But no, I don't think there's always one. Some people behave ethically. Kobe Bryant wasn't one of them though.
    I meant your comment upon hearing of his death. Berating his wife for reconciling with him assuming just because of money.

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    Gardnr are you critical of Gayle King too for pointing out the rape story?

    Could you love a rapist, and would you stay with him?

    It blows my mind that people thought Gayle King and not Snoop Dogg should apologize. MeToo has a long ways to go.

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