Abigail Disney spoke publicly about the ongoing conversations surrounding Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant’s legacy after he and his daughter Gianna were among nine people who perished in a devastating helicopter accident on Sunday.
The heiress to the Walt Disney company is facing some heavy backlash after she took to Twitter to call Kobe a “rapist,” and told everyone to “deal with it.”
“I haven’t said anything about Kobe so far because I felt some time needed to pass before weighing in. But yes, it’s time for the sledgehammer to come out. The man was a rapist. Deal with it.”
“Each of us is more than our worst deeds, and less than our best. People aren’t easily divided into good and bad. I won’t excuse or defend what KB may have done that night, but if you aren’t moved by the hundreds of stories of his generosity and kindness, you aren’t paying attn,” one person tweeted.
“This is unfair and not ok. Feel how you will about him but his wife lost her husband, his daughters lost their father. If you must go down this road, educate yourself fully on that situation first, you just may feel a bit differently,” wrote another user.
“Damn some people have no respect for the dead. Kobe literally lost his life along with his daughter a few days ago. Its national news when a ‘black’ athlete makes a mistake but when Brock Turner raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster and get a 6 month sentence and served 3,” said another poster.
Bryant was arrested and charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment, but the criminal case was dropped when the accuser refused to testify and agreed to hear Bryant issue a formal apology in court.
The NBA star admitted to cheating on his wife but said the encounter was consensual.
Bryant and the accuser went to court in a civil case, which was settled in 2005 for an undisclosed amount.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.