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Kobe Bryant will not be able to attend a film festival due to his 2003 rape allegation. According to Baller Alert, “Bryant was removed as a jury for the Animation is Film Festival after people protested his attendance on Change.org. The petition tiled “Remove Sexual Predator Kobe Bryant from ‘Animation is Film’ Festival.”
The film festival will take place this weekend in Los Angeles. Eric Beckman, CEO of GKIDS says, “after discussion with the various stakeholders of the Animation Film, the decision has been made to remove Kobe Bryant from the 2018 jury.”
An excerpt from the petition reads: “We, women and allies of the animation community demand that accused rapist and sexual predator Kobe Bryant be removed from the Jury of Animation Film Festival. In light of the #METoo movement, there has been little to no recourse for Kobe Bryant’s actions of sexual assault.”
We wonder what Kobe has to say about this.
Source: Baller Alert
Written By: Fantasia Harvey