Kobe tried to Kill his Rape Victim
There is never a dull moment in Kobe Bryant’s world. The latest distraction he might have to deal with is a scurrilous online book published by someone who claims to have worked as a bodyguard for the Los Angeles Lakers star.
Patrick Graber was charged in September 2003 with soliciting the murder of the woman who accused Bryant of rape in Colorado the same year. That charge was later dropped in exchange for a no-contest plea to grand theft, for which Graber, of El Segundo, Calif., was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $191,000 in restitution.
Nonetheless, Graber recently released an online book, Dead Women Tell No Tales, in which he accuses Bryant of, among other things, asking him to kill the woman who accused Bryant of rape.
Bryant, who might consider legal action against Graber, declined to comment on the book beyond saying that he doesn’t even know who Graber is and that the man never worked for him. Bryant’s spokeswoman, Catherine Sebring, said, “We have no comment.”