Vanessa Bryant Unloads On Actress Evan Rachel Wood For Calling Kobe ‘Rapist’ On Day He Died (PIC)
Vanessa Bryant may still be grieving the loss of her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna, but she still finds time to fire back at people who disrespected her family.
On Saturday, she took to Instagram to unload on actress Evan Rachel Wood, who caused major controversy when she called Kobe Bryant a rapist on the same day he had tragically lost his life.
She writes … “Your false, insensitive, defamatory and slanderous tweet on 1/26/20 is vile and disturbing to say the least? Behavior like this is part of the reason why innocent black men go to jail for crimes they didn’t commit. An accusation doesn’t make someone guilty.”
Rachel Wood claimed at the time she had been facing threats and harassment as a result.
“To the 10,000 people (literally) who have commented and emailed me with abuse and death threats, please take a moment and read the story – which was written 3+ years ago, and not by me,” Rachel Wood said, according to FoxSports.com.
“Any public figure is worth remembering in their totality even if that public figure is beloved and that totality unsettling.
“That folks are responding with rage and threats toward me (someone who didn’t even write the piece but found it well-reported) speaks volumes about the pressure people come under to stay silent in these cases.”
For what it’s worth, the criminal charges he was facing were dropped after the accuser refused to testify. She later sued him over it, and both sides reached a settlement.