Kobe Bryant’s Arrest In Colorado
In the summer of 2003, the sheriff’s office of Eagle, Colorado, arrested Kobe Bryant under charges of improper relations with a 19-year-old female employee of The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera in Eagle County, where Bryant was staying. Bryant did admit to an encounter with the woman, but claimed it was consensual.
While the case was eventually dropped by the accuser, it irreparably tarnished the image of Bryant in the eyes of many of his commercial endorsers, but especially his fans inside and outside of Los Angeles. It would take him years to repair such damage.