Kobe & Vanessa Bryant at the 90th Annual Academy Awards

Gary Oldman's third ex-wife is unimpressed with Oscar voters for honoring the British actor and NBA icon Kobe Bryant with Oscar wins, after both faced criminal misconduct allegations in the past.

Oldman, 59, took home the Best Actor trophy on Sunday for his portrayal of British leader Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, while Bryant, 39, walked away with the Best Animated Short Oscar for Dear Basketball -- a film no one saw.

Oldman was accused of domestic assault in 2001 by his then-wife, photographer Donya Fiorentino, while Bryant was charged with sexually assaulting a hotel clerk in 2003.

Fiorentino sarcastically told TMZ.com, "Congratulations, Gary and congratulations to the Academy for awarding not one but two abusers with Oscars. I thought we had evolved. What happened to the #MeToo movement?"

The criticism of the Academy voters reached an all-time high on Monday morning, as Americans who did not watch the telecast awoke to the news.

“It’s amazing to me that Hollywood could be so blind that on the same day when they won’t talk to Ryan Seacrest and when they won’t allow Casey Affleck to even present an award at the Oscars, they somehow give Kobe Bryant an Oscar,” said Clay Travis, host of Fox Sports Radio’s “Outkick the Coverage”.

Travis was referring to 16 of 20 nominees who gave E! host Seacrest the cold shoulder on the red carpet, after he was accused of sexual misconduct by a former hairstylist.

"I don’t understand," Travis continued, "If you’re all about #MeToo and you’re all about believing women when they say that men who are powerful have mistreated them, how in the world does Kobe Bryant win an Oscar at this Oscars of all times to win one?”

ABC Network was among the biggest losers on Sunday night. The 90th Academy Awards dropped to an all-time low of under 30 million viewers for the first time ever.

Sunday night's telecast tumbled to 26.5 million viewers -- down 19% from the previous year's rating, which was still the second lowest watched Oscars ever. The distinction of lowest rated Oscars went to the 2008 telecast. The Best Picture that year was "No Country for Old Men".

Viewers once again rejected Hollywood's hypocritical political rants as they tuned out for the second year in a row. Coincidentally, Jimmy Kimmel hosted two consecutive years of the least watched Oscars in history.

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

  • Roxie Moxie

    Good. Maybe they can go away now. I don't watch any "awards" shows.

  • mona q

    First of all, women who are sleeping with powerful men trying to get a come up and then suddenly regretting the decision when they aren't getting said come up, need to have a seat. There are actual victims out here and then there are opportunists. Just because someone was ACCUSED of something doesn't mean their life should be over and that they shouldn't win any awards. Anybody can accuse anyone of anything at any time. This is nonsense. Something that happened in 2003 should not keep coming up. Especially when he was exonerated.

  • 1BlueStar

    You think Kobe give any damns about what these people talking about?? He still gone walk around calling himself, "Oscar Winner Kobe Bryant".... When I heard he'd won one (cuz I didn't watch either), I was like "what the funk for??"

  • Soda

    If you're going to broadcast an award show then it should be for the enjoyment of the people watching it, not used as a soapbox for whatever's on your mind. Save that crap for your private meetings. ???

  • Dowoop

    He wasnt exonerated actually...Settling and exonerated are two different things and just because it happened in 2003 doesn't mean its irrelevant. A lot of the #metoo movement is from decades old abuse. How about not picking and choosing which abuser gets a free pass.

  • tintin

    well Kobe situation was that he flucked a girl that couldn't handle the D.
    he didn't rape nobody she wanted him just he was a little too rough for her liking.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "both faced criminal misconduct allegations in the past."
    -----

    The Duke University lacrosse players were accused of raping that stripper too.... until the accusation turned out to be false. Anybody can accuse anybody of anything.

  • tintin

    well Kobe situation was that he flucked a girl that couldn't handle the D.
    he didn't rape nobody she wanted him just he was a little too rough for her liking.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    You seem to think every man accused of abuse should be considered an "abuser", even if it's never proven.

  • DeeFromLA

    You both have good points, however her family pushed for the settlement, to save her reputation which was smart since she had semen from 3 different men in her drawls and had medication for the suppresion of schizophrenia in her systems

  • DeeFromLA

    You both have good points, however her family pushed for the settlement, to save her reputation which was smart since she had semen from 3 different men in her drawls and had medication for the suppresion of schizophrenia in her systems

  • DeeFromLA

    You both have good points, however her family pushed for the settlement, to save her reputation which was smart since she had semen from 3 different men in her drawls and had medication for the suppresion of schizophrenia in her systems

  • You Could Never

    Oldman was accused of domestic assault in 2001 by his then-wife, photographer Donya Fiorentino

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    So was Sean Penn in 1989 by HIS then wife Madonna. He still won this same fukkin award in 2008. Where were you THEN? Okay. Hush.

    Im tired of these WOMEN who dont seem to care unless they have a dog in the fight. Either you care about the movement which is all women... or you care about JUST WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOUR ASS.

  • JoJoDancer

    The me too movement is full of hypocrites. When are they going to expose what is being down to boys in Hollyweird? And Hip Hop? This is a distraction. Yeah, I said it.

  • Kemi

    Congrats Kobe!! Like him or not, he’s very diverse/multilingual. An accomplished guy!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She was also pregnant at the time and her pregnancy would have allowed Kobe's lawyer to get around the rape shield laws and ask the accuser some very personal questions that would have been embarrassing .
    Look old girl was foul. After the incident she called up her ex-boyfriend so he could be the caboose to Kobe's locomotive--basically run a train on her nasty arse.

  • Kanyade

    Would she be all up in the press if she were still married to Gary Oldman, I wonder? It's a question that has to be asked.

  • You Could Never

    And see I don't like him...but this. Exactly what you said.

    I can respect it and yes kudos to him.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ivana claimed that Trump raped her during their marriage but that didn't keep Sandy from supporting Trump.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Those guys paid those strippers to have sex with them, but they took the extra money and left without giving them bjs.

    Then they concocted the rape story to cover their a$$es.

  • Junkanoo

    It's a given with humanity we can be huge hypocrites another example is how the system is tough on crime but mainly focuses on blue collar crime not white collar crime which is rampant globally.At times it seems Tavis is an avid critical thinker and other times just bitter

  • You Could Never

    I doubt it. Just like we have to hold the abusers accountable? I am all for holding these accusers just as accountable. Some of them are NOT being truthful and are wishy washy AT BEST like I said and only come forward when it suits them to hem and haw, and I am sick of it. I dont have to believe you/side with you automatically. Nobody does.

  • mona q

    Alleged abuser. The case was dropped because she refused to testify. She didn't' want the details of her having sex with 3 different men in 3 days to come out (DNA evidence taken did backed this up)...She later filed a civil suit because -
    of course...and he SETTLED it. So, exonerated no...case dismissed because she refused to testify...YES...Obviously most of these allegations are decades old....if we are going to start black balling every man/woman who is ACCUSED of something, then there will be hardly anyone around because people are sleeping their way to the top or trying to and later having remorse and then crying assault - MEN AND WOMEN. Just like I do not think James Franco should be in trouble just because a few girls decided they wanted to sleep with him to further their careers...he didn't force anyone to do anything they didn't want to do. He didn't live up to the promises but they had a choice not to sleep their way up the ladder. Same as Aziz Ansari having a bad date and now he has a target on his back. Just because the girl had remorse after performing certain sex acts on him. Society has to teach sons better but also teach daughters better. I stand by what I said.

  • mona q

    THANK YOU! I tried to post this earlier but it wouldn't let me...

  • mona q

    Exactly...Tried to post that same thing earlier but it wouldn't let me.

  • Mec-One

    Everyone knew that hotel chick was a lying smut ....... just couldn't let a married man walk tho' ......

  • mona q

    I don't understand some of the timing on it either...James Franco/Aziz Ansari...when they win an award all of a sudden you have the courage to come out? Just doesn't seem right...the MeToo movement has been going for a while now...some are legit victims and some are just spurned lovers trying to ruin people.

  • Yoni7

    All that money and he ain't got that girls teeth fixed or whitened.

  • rayne215

    Thought he was a cheater not a rapist. Besides he seems to have been on his best behavior since that episode. It's been like a decade.

  • Yoni7

    Touch and agree, sis. Touch and agree.

  • mona q

    Whose teeth? His wife?

  • You Could Never

    THIS. The timing. You were supposedly abused in 2001. Yet a very extra known Hollywood abuser beat his wife supposedly allegedly...whole AYS with a bat in 1989 and won this SAME award in 2008. 7 years before your supposed incident. But you wait til YOUR ex husband wins it to make a fuss? I dont even BELIEVE in victim blaming. But I have had quite ENOUGH of this whole "movement".

  • Rayne

    Ion like dude. ????

  • Yoni7

    and had medication for the suppresion of schizophrenia in her systems
    ____________________

    There goes that "mental illness" claim again. Nothing towards YOU/YOUR statement, but this is the "I feared for my life" type narrative that is going to boom in the coming months.

  • Yoni7

    Kobe's wife. Yes.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No more like a decade and a half.

  • Coy little wink

    Gary oldman can act his azz off...did you see him in Dracula ?

    I don't like Kobe but lets be real...misconduct does not negate talent

    I mean I'm freaking awesome 98% of the time...but that 2% look out because I'm a beast then ?

  • Elevated Soul

    Hollywood & liberals in general are complete hypocrites.

    I can't recall the last award show I've watched.I don't watch because in the era of President Trump, they have become even more outrageous with their hypocrisy.They had armed security to the max and yet will complain about the NRA.I'm not interested in being innudated with liberal politics.

    I was laughing at a youtuber who broke down the Oscars or whatever it was. He talked about how the President of Planned Parenthood stood in between 2 sellout Black Demobots representing BLM on the red carpet. Black Demobots claim that Black Lives Matter and yet they are standing there and smiling with an agent for a killing machine that targets Black People...

    They talk about that "Me Too" nonsense and yet have an accused rapist win an award. You can't make this shyt up...

    Shout-Out to my truly woke Black people.

  • Simone

    Tiffany Haddish was funny! and congratulation to KOBE #Mamba. Say what you want he deserved it.

  • You Could Never

    Him as the crazy ass DEA agent in "The Professional" remains my absolute shat. And yes Dracula. I like him as an actor a WHOLE LOT

  • what?why

    It's the same old, same old from Hollyweird. People stand, listen, watch and walk away from this demented group.

  • hi-liter

    Only reason "they" still talking about that "rape" case is because the thot was white. Kobe then and even now never came across to me as a rapist....he just flucked a bi-polar white girl that wanted to be flucked but changed her mind afterwards.

  • what?why

    Allegedly he is always running around getting ladies phone numbers - pathetic. Journalism/Media

  • davine puddin

    When they cheated ellen burstyn out of her oscar for Requim for a Dream thats when i became pissed at them!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I don’t feel like adulting today, but I guess I will have to. The case against Kobe was dropped when the alleged victim would not testify in court. The only charge Kobe was guilty of was an affair, hence the gigantic ring he purchased for Vanessa.
    Why wasn’t that British actor ever accused of domestic violence in his 2nd and 3rd marriages?! Maybe because it never happened in his first marriage! Woman beaters do not just turn over a new leaf and decide not to continue beating....it doesn’t work like that.

  • what?why

    That hotel chick was a 19 year old child - he probably fed her some silly line and she believed him. He did pay her = guilt.

  • what?why

    Hip Hop's a playground - dark!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I was watching the Walking Dead chile ... I ain't got time for these folks.. . ?

  • Shira Harding-James

    I understand what you’re saying. Probably gulliable and naive, but not a child in my mind.

  • what?why

    Ghostwriter

  • Quitedeliteful

    Kobe was guilty of fugging around on his wife but was acquitted of rape. The woman had an opportunity to prosecute but declined. She had an opportunity to prove her case but decided not to -- prolly took the money instead. So I see nothing wrong with him winning that Oscar. Good for him.

  • hi-liter

    Child?....really?......lol chile please.

  • davine puddin

    When i was to younger i went to a casting call i had to say skippy peanut butter is yummy for my tummy i was 12. The casting director flipped my boobs thru my shirt and said i look to old for the role...i didnt cry i was afraid to tell my mom what happened because i was already going thru therapy for a childhood abduction and rape. So i kindly refused to be apart of hollyweird from that day on. By the way i dug my nails in his hands til they bleed and looked his old crusty ass in his eyes then spit on him. And smiled as i walked out like a psychopath

  • Shira Harding-James

    She wasn’t picking. And it wasn’t settled, the alleged victim wouldn’t testify so the case was thrown out ?????
    The settlement came afterwards but not because she was raped but to save her reputation. She had the DNA of 3 different men in her vagina!

  • Quitedeliteful

    She was not a child. She was grown enuf to fugg an athlete who she knew was married and had a family. Then she wanted to sue and get a payday. Him paying her doesn't necessarily equal guilt. Maybe he just wanted the gnat to go away...

  • Shira Harding-James

    Yes !

  • Shira Harding-James

    Right?! I guess that mass murder that took place last month was committed by a 19 year old child too then?

  • Dowoop

    Thrown out still isnt exonerated. Just because you a hoe doesn't mean you should be raped and NO still means NO!

  • klwbaby

    I recently watched a documentary about that case.

  • Dowoop

    That is not what i said! I agree that there are some baseless claims and some people do things for some coins and to get ahead and then want to cry wolf years later. Kobe on the other hand i will not give a pass. Whether she was hoeing around around or not doesnt matter she told him no. It could be 50 yrs from now and i hope someone brings that shit up again whenever he is celebrated.

  • Shira Harding-James

    I didn’t say exonerated, I said thrown out

  • Quitedeliteful

    You da bomb!!! You gave him just what he deserved!!! My kind of psychopath!!! LOL!!!

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    KOBE won because they thought his short animated film was the best. They don't care about his personal life. He's wrong for having an affair. It was consensual. He paid her to make her go away. If he raped her she should've press charges not drop charges. All about money. Everyone has a past,

  • Dowoop

    And the initial poster said exonerated which is what i was debating.

  • Yoni7

    The end. LOL

  • NeverSurprised

    I have never had any doubt that Kobe raped that 19 year old girl. I read the entire 57 page police interview when the Smoking Gun posted it 14 years ago. He lied from the beginning, first telling them nothing happened, then admitting to having sex after they told him she had a medical exam. Elements of his story also changed several times during his interview.

    He talked about how choking women during sex and then c@mming in their face was his “thing”. He admitted that he had another woman named Michelle that he regularly cheated on his wife with and that those were the things he did to her (Michelle). He was a piece of sh!t then and he’s a piece of sh!t now.

    If anyone wants to read what happened from his own mouth the day after the incident, here’s his police interview.

    thesmokinggun.com/file/kobe-bryant-police-interview?page=0

  • Dowoop

    I do agree that some claims are baseless - the James Franco one sticks out a bit because they signed up for a Master sex class and complained about doing sex acts after (that one i wasn't sure what they thought was gonna happen). Also the one with his ex gf - she didnt say no when he shoved her head in his lap. I do believe that we should verbally express out desire to stop and not expect men/women to read signs but i stand by my original post about Kobe though.

  • It Ain’t My Fault

    How long does one have to be crucified before he/she can breath again? This incident happened when? ? Was a murder involved?

  • Yoni7

    Sorry you had to go through that. Now what's his name so I can harass him relentlessly.

  • Yoni7

    Me too!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "She told him no"? Really? You dont know that. Were you in the room with them?

    Ok, ok. Apparently you dont like Kobe Bryant. We get it.

  • It Ain’t My Fault

    They need to give you a script Jen, you been watching from the door ?

  • NeverSurprised

    Love TWD. I think Simon is far scarier than Negan. He mowed that Garbage Pail Gang down like it was nothing.

  • Yoni7

    So has anybody ever seen Dear Basketball? Anybody?

  • bella28498 .

    Kobe wife has hit the wall.

  • SpillyNillie

    a film no one saw
    ______________
    You ain't neva lied! Who? What? When? WHUR??

  • It Ain’t My Fault

    Yes, it's nice and less than 5 minutes, it's on YouTube

  • SpillyNillie

    less than 5 mins? Really?

  • Yoni7

    My type of viewing. LOL Thanks. LOL

  • jazmine

    Everything on tv has dipped in ratings people watching Netflix and Hulu now. 26 million is a lot for a boring award show in this day

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Even El Presidente is hating on the Oscars. Just couldnt help himself:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2531a1e2e2eac8e4aece3060a660018b186864d4fcfd913234cdd0abba93dbba.jpg

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    not a huge Kobe fan, but 2 things i'll give him:
    1)his talent on the court was/is undeniable.
    2)as for his accuser, she was proven to be a liar and a whore (and she went looking for 'trouble' and got it, so i don't see her as a "victim" - and that's MY opinion - she went to his room to seduce him, knowing he's a married man. did she expect a session of soft music, rose petals, and a gentle frolic amongst the sheets????) FOH!

    congrats Kobe! well done, sir!

  • Yoni7

    Sounds like a trailer/commercial, doesn't it? LOL

  • Ebony Starr

    The problem with celebrities committing or being accused of crimes is that their body of work gets brought up during the investigation and/or trial.. This makes it fair game to bring up their alleged crimes when they are receiving praise for the professions. You blur the lines when it's convenient!

  • what?why

    but he did bed her ... His daughters are coming of age, he will understand.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    so sorry you were victimized, but 'high-5' for what you did to that casting director! :hugs:

  • what?why

    The brain is not fully development until 21 - research!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    her own friends ratted her out for being a whore. nothing to see here folks. Vanessa was the only victim!

  • Mec-One

    1st, the case was dropped because that smut of a "child" didn't want the real facts to come out that Kobe wasn't her only partner that day.
    2nd, he only settled the civil suit to avoid a possible ridiculous payout due to a biased jury loaded with people like you

  • what?why

    research - the brain is not fully developed until 21. Jeez

  • Quitedeliteful

    Thanks. Ima take a look...

  • NeverSurprised

    It’s an animated short. There isn’t a market for them in the US, but in the foreign market they are sold to tv stations as interstitial programming (filler). Foreign programming does not always end in 30 min or 60 min blocks, so many stations buy interstitials to fill in the time at the end of shows. And in some markets they still show shorts in theaters.

  • NeverSurprised

    It’s long, but once you start reading it it’s hard to stop.

  • Quitedeliteful

    That may be but fugging a married man knowing you can possibly sue and get a boatload of money doesn't take any brain power at all...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    was he not THEE smoothest Dracula ever???!!!! plus, that's one of my fav books of all time! shooooo.... (anyway, this write-up says he was "accused" - but was he charged (and did yew die)) ROFL! ....j/k.... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • It Ain’t My Fault

    Yes

  • Quitedeliteful

    Agreed... They had sex... He should have been more discerning or just kept it in his pants. I'm sure he wouldn't want his daughters to be approached by a slick, wily, older man. Karma has a way of teaching life lessons...

  • Yoni7

    You must not watch Disney Jr. LOL They have "interstitial programming" at the end of their cartoons/shows all the time. Don't ask me how I know. LOL

    *walks off singing 'It's the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, come inside, it's fun inside....* #otoooolldddllleeesss

  • Jacquelyn Eff

    Don’t they face a judge and jury for their crimes and are sentenced according to our justice system? Isn’t the point of these sentences to punish them and reform then? What then is the point of the justice system if we continue to punish them after they have already served their time?
    I don’t get it.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    the awful truth, LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    the law considers her an adult. the end.

  • hi-liter

    Again...chile please. That's hogwash.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hopefully he's teaching HIS daughters to stay out of strange mens' hotel rooms, LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i know THIS fool is not commenting on LOW RATINGS!!!!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I was hoping it was sarcasm they wrote!

  • NeverSurprised

    Hollywood deserves the drop in viewership. No one wants to be lectured to by this group of hypocrites, liars, degenerates and sodomites. I watched portions this year only to see if Mary J would win, but I turned away when Common trotted out James Mock and others onstage. I’m sick of looking at men being paraded around as “women.” Just give out the damn awards and keep your socio-political bullcrap out of it.

  • Wayup!

    I swear Kobe is living proof that just cause you got an "other" don't mean your kids gonna come out "cute" ...?
    They all got the ?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Most people are hypocrites in some way. They support who they like, regardless of the crime. They won't support who they don't like, regardless of what they've been through. Theyll make the reasons up in their head, to justify that behavior as they go along. Facts!

    My ex physically and s?xually assaulted me. I pressed charges, got a restraining order but not before getting my face stiched up. He did 6 freckin months. That's it. But guess what, that punk never put his hands on another woman again. He may have not been afraid of street dudes but he was scared to death of prison because it was men in there, that didn't give a fvck about his size and there's no where to run in there. Fast forward, that coward is still denying what he did and guess what, people in my city have supported him because hes tall, dark, handsome and charismatic. Forget the fact that when the police came, blood was everywhere. Forget the fact that he got numerous keys made and kept coming in, even though I had a restrainging order on him. Forget the fact that i was walking around with my face stiched up. And the last assult happened because I chose to stop sleeping with him. I didnt talk crap to him. I was in my daughter's room falling asleep and he came and started a fight with me. People still chose to take his side in the matter. So yes, there are plenty of hypocritical people out here. Yep! Those very same people have the audacity to speak up about domestic violence. What a joke. I know how fake people can be. I know how people are also willing to group together to lie and make excuses for their "victim blaming". I've seen it my entire life, starting with my family.

    My heart breaks for people who are telling the truth and aren't believed just like it does for the falsely accused. I've been on both sides of that fence, so I know how it feels. It teaches you so much about human nature and what people are willing to excuse.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh Ok gotcha that your response was to my comment

  • MzApple

    is she with child again?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Thank you. You have 19 year olds gettng married, raising kids, joining the military, even starting businesses... but we're supposed to consider them "children" because they're not 21?
    Such nonsense!

  • Jacqueline Byrd

    I understand what people are saying but how long do a person have to suffer for something they did years ago. I don't want someone every time I am trying to excel they remind me of my past. When is people ever going to understand unless you are without sin, you can't cast a stone at anyone.

  • Jacqueline Byrd

    Thank you that's what I am thinking. If a person keeps bringing up someone's past every time something happens, no one is going to excel because they are tired of persecuted.

  • Chief Troll So Hard

    You left out his accuser had 3 different semen samples in her panties none of which matched his

  • Chief Troll So Hard

    Bingo!

  • Blak

    So if you face allegations and is proven innocent, you're guilty for life? Roman Polansky, Woody Allen and Stephen Collins who are admitted and/or convicted paedophiles seem to be celebrated and are considered brave heroes. Hypocrites is right.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I knew Kobe would win. His animated short was amazing. It was clearly the best in it's category. No matter what his past history was.

    BTW, retirement agrees with Kobe. He looks well rested and at peace.

  • mona q

    I agree with you on that...Verbally express desire to stop in addition to biting something off, kicking in the gonads or whatever else you need to do to make your NO acknowledged. We need to teach our daughters that it isn't worth trying to sleep your way to the top either...even if propositioned. A career is not worth keeping quiet about inappropriate behavior. We need to teach our daughters that they are to be heard and not just seen...many cultures and families don't give their children enough of a voice. If you stifle your child's voice, then they are quiet to abuse and inappropriate behaviors!

  • mona q

    Even this is a hidden message...this fool. Because there were so many minorities and women, now we don't have stars anymore...OK...CLOWN.

  • mona q

    Not to mention, obviously he would lie because he's married. His lies make sense...hers didn't. Elements of her story changed too...I'm pretty sure they asked her if she had sex with anyone else...I've read the report when it was out and it didn't change my opinion. She saw an opportunity for dollar signs and took it hence her refusing to testify because dollars made more sense to her...she was already promiscuous - CLEARLY. If Kobe wanted to do something, he could get any blonde haired woman to do it...he didn't need to sexually assault anyone -even if rough sex was his thing...CHEATER yes...RAPIST - no. In MY opinion.

  • Pnthr

    Those white people can seethe. Who is more hypocritical than them? That wh*re lied and she was so dirty and nasty she went to report the rape, after bragging to her friends about how big Kobe was, in dirty stained panties with the DNA of about 2 or 3 other men. It was a money-grab.

  • klwbaby

    I think the hypocrisy comes into play because u never want to be that person who after a female tells u she was raped, gives her the side eye. But u also don't want to be that person who automatically think that a man who is accused of being a rapist is actually a rapist.

  • Karen Brady

    Thanks and by the way I thought only the whites were into that choking mess.

  • Chief Troll So Hard

    Agree. If this man truly took advantage of you no amount of money is going to please me. I want to see you burn.

  • Pnthr

    25 and that still doesn't make you a child. Foh.

  • Jamey Rand

    Wait, didn't that hotel clerk say she lied and the evidence found she had sex with other men too and stuff, that whole situation didn't seem right to me

  • kitttykatlady

    White is right as usual

  • Kemi

    Sorry for what you went through! Hopefully you have found the healing, courage and strength to move on. People with NPD can easily navigate people’s perceptions. Not saying your ex possessed such traits.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuup...

  • free

    yes but we gotta keep acting like that colonizer was the purest thing since apple pie and kobe "took" her booty...kinda like they said we did back when they used to lynch us for winking at them.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. Kobe looks good for his age too.
    I've seen a lot of 39 year olds looking broke down and busted.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    A lot of girls look not-cute, or even dorkish when they're teenagers, but by the time they hit their 20's, they look beautiful. Those girls have some good looking parents, so I dont doubt they'll look beautiful when they grow up.

  • TOO REAL

    Not condoning but show me a man in the business that hasn't used his power over others and I'll show you a man who haven't been outed yet.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I know, right? He has the lowest presidential approval ratings in history, but the man and his supporters have no shame or embarrasment about that. Pathetic.

  • Dowoop

    AGREED!!

  • Dowoop

    Good! Im glad you got it. I do not like Kobe. Just in case it wasnt clear before.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I hope she gave up that kid for adoption.
    It would have had been embarrassing to have been raised by the town slut.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You just described the Republican Party and why can't people who are citizens of the United States express their political opinions?

    I find it interesting that the only political party to have elected not one but two actors president complains constantly about Hollywood.

  • Bossy704

    Happy for Kobe. Never believed the allegations, but a some point you have to forgive. If we forgave Chris Breezy we can forgive Kobe and congratulate his success.

  • what?why

    Benchmark is 21 - 25 and some even later - people develop differently. The brain controls emotions, reasoning, maturation, etc.. He was a grown man with tweeners @ home - shameful.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Yes he is!

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    They need to get Mo" Nique to host the next awards, she will shake things up.

  • NeverSurprised

    Oh look. It’s Remedial Roddy, the class dunce. So you find it “interesting” do you? Know what I found interesting? That you, this site’s resident fudg@ packer, are so STUPID you didn’t even know there were federal laws protecting you and your fellow fudg@ packers in the workplace. Shall I refresh EVERYONE’s recollection by re-posting your DUMB AS DIRT rant from a couple of weeks ago? Shall I do that, hun?

    Remember when I revealed your community-college-level intellect by posting the LAW and proving your ignorance? And you got all weepy like a little girl? Remember that, Roddy? It was SO much fun revealing you to be a DOLT. Yet here you are again, trying to pretend you actually KNOW something. When a FLAMING FA@@oT doesn’t even know basic, Gay-related facts, do you REALLY think you can be taken seriously on any subject?

    But look, I’m kind and generous so I’ll make you feel better by asking a question that even a DUMMY like you should be able to answer: What color is the White House?

    Don’t worry, you have all day to ponder. ???????

  • NeverSurprised

    Nope, haven’t watched Disney in decades, but I used to sell interstitial programming in the foreign market. We rarely had any buyers here in the US.

  • NeverSurprised

    I didn’t leave anything out. I cited HIS POLICE INTERVIEW from the day after the event. I posted a link to HIS ACTUAL STATEMENTS for anyone who wishes to read It. If YOU want to post a link to FACTUAL material about additional evidence you are more than free to do so. So far, I see nothing but your pronouncement, with no supporting documentation. Please post a link.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh here we go with the name calling again and you think you're calling me names that I haven't heard before?
    At least people had the courage to say whatever they were going to say to my face instead of from behind a keyboard in her mom's basement.

  • NeverSurprised

    These hypocrites have spent every day for the last several months telling us that in every instance the women have to be believed, then smile and cheer as ACCUSED RAPIST and on-the-record liar Kobe Bryant is given an award. Make up your minds, white Hollywood.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Thank you. Not to sound harsh but im not looking for sympathy. I just know that its many many women out here, just like me who continued to be abused by the same people who pretend to be against that sort of thing. Hypocrites to the core of their souls and they don't see anything wrong with it. I've moved on as much as I can. I just need to physically move for reasons I won't write on here. When people support abusers, it let's other abusers know, that they have a chance of getting away with it too. Years of counseling has helped but I have completely lost faith in a lot of folk and have no desire to hear their excuses. Moving on physically would do me a world of good. Some women weren't as lucky and lost their lives due to DM, so I recognize and appreciate that blessing.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    low approval ratings and a low IQ... at least he's consistent, Lol!

  • Cannelle

    "26.5 million viewers"

    It is hard to believe that many people didn't have hair to wash.

  • NeverSurprised

    If she lied why did he pay her an out of court settlement to drop the civil suit?

  • Cannelle

    I can't stand Sean Penn, ole banana leprechaun looking A.
    u g h

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You got a point there

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Literally .... Chile they use to film right outside my building .. ?? love my show

  • NeverSurprised

    I am quite certain that others have pointed out your lack of intellect, yet you keep proving it repeatedly. Look, YOU are the one who couldn't get your gay facts straight ( no pun intended). Why are you angry at me for proving you are stupid? Should I simply ignore it? You'll have to admit, you not knowing about basic gay rights is like a fat kid not knowing that cake is sweet.

  • NeverSurprised

    By the way, there was NO PROOF of that. The criminal case never went to trial and in their quest to destroy the young girl, his attorneys leaked that story to the press and the prosecutor denied it.

    "She had a medical examination that eventually became problematic for her because Bryant's attorneys said DNA evidence suggested she had sex with someone else in the 15 hours after the alleged rape and before the exam -- a claim denied by prosecutors. In an interview with detectives at the hotel, Bryant first said no sex had taken place, then said it had, saying repeatedly he thought it was consensual."

    http://articles.latimes.com/2005/mar/03/sports/sp-bryant3

    He eventually paid her a large settlement to drop the civil case. Why do that if you have "proof" that she had sex with 3 different men? Still waiting for you to link to your facts.

  • Kemi

    Not at all, I admire your courage to share your story. And thankfully you’re alive to do so unlike some victims that never get the chance. It’s understandable to feel the way you feel. I pray that your road to physical healing be fulfilled.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Thank you.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    That's what I'm saying!

  • Yoni7

    Disney has invested. LOL

  • Guess Who

    the girl that accused Kobe....didn't they find different nut samples in the girls vagina and anus? Wasn't he found innocent?

  • Applebootay

    She didn't lie...WTF

  • ViolettaBliss

    I'm not surprised that viewership is down. I did not watch. I'm personally over this bunch of self congratulating idiots! Just shut up and entertain me....

  • Pnthr

    And she was a grown arse 19-year-old with the semen of 3 different men in her panties. She knew what she was doing. Also Kobe was 24 himself therefore according to your own logic he shouldn't be held responsible for what happened.

    Btw he only had 1 daughter then and she was barely 6 months old. You feel the need to state your opinion when you clearly know nothing about the case. The audacity.

  • Chief Troll So Hard

    Why take a settlement if you was raped versus have the person who victimized you put in jail? GTFOH

  • Justice For Gemnel Moore

    Black Kobe's one promiscous white accuser > hundreds of victims of White Harvey Weinstein? Hollywood values! how ironic, now the powerful white accuser wants to make Terry Crews take a 6 hour psychological test! Black men arent all saints but the efforts to keep making examples out of them are fucked up!

  • Justice For Gemmel Moore

    JUSTICE FOR GEMMEL MOORE!!
    Sorry for typo

  • Lolly Asher

    It is an unpaid gig so she may be a contender.

  • EMILY POST

    The fake ME TOO movement is perfect for Hollywood...
    They are a bunch of Hypocrites lol they been that way before Kobe Bryant.

  • V Dubb

    Trust it isn't low because racists decided they would boycott it. It's just 3 hours and boring. All award shows suck ass actually.

  • V Dubb

    That first sentence...spread that shit!!!! Especially for the denial team in this bitch

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I see it so much on a daily, I just sit back and observe.

    It's not much you can say to them because they're ALWAYS right, in their own minds.

  • Jussjess25

    A film no one saw” at all auntie!! They reached far and wide to give koby an Oscar “sucks teeth real hard” yall go head an finish tho ?..

  • Elevated Soul

    Who are the racists though?Last I check Democrats were watching it....

    Your comment is ignorant and it pretty much explain why the ratings are extremely low.You liberals deem everyone racists no matter our race,simply because we don't want to listen to you sit on your liberal soapboxes at any given awards show.

  • V Dubb

    You are notorious for getting on someone's comment and trying to encite argument. I won't give you that. Please go else where with your rants sweetie. You are bothered by too much in life. Seek a therapist. Oh damn I am one. I'll find you someone and send you the info.

  • V Dubb

    Indeed it is so bad. Too much time spent worrying about stuff that either is not their business or isn't that important. I don't bother telling them theyre wrong it's wasted breath.

  • Elevated Soul

    I'm not notorious for anything but coming to this public site and commenting just as you did.I have no idea of you ever being on this site but clearly trolls like you are keeping up with what I write on this site.

    Looks like you are actually bothered by too much in life,since you project that energy onto me simply because I posted a different view.Sweetie:I didn't ask you to give me anything,so go somewhere with that nonsense.

    If you are a therapist then the profession is in dire straits because you need help based on the ignorance you wrote.You are the typical self righteous brainwashed Black Democrat without a clue.

    Your time is now up....I dismiss fools with the quickness.

  • V Dubb

    NAMI.ORG

  • nick c

    You have a poor understanding on how cases are settled in the US. The defense "claimed" they had this evidence the prosecutor didnt care they would have bankrupted the entire state to fry a rich black man so of course they were going to fight no matter the cost. But when attorneys meet for a settlement and present their evidence obtain during discovery someone wants the case closed quickly once they see the fight wont be so easy. The defense didnt have to PROVE anything since it didnt go to trial only what went on behind the scense between the attorneys know and thats confidential. You sound like you prefer a Stalinist Russia type of legal system where people you dont like are thrown in gulags.

  • nosyone

    Oh. I love you. Just lurking and she sounds SO fkling vicious to a random who is doing nothing to alter her life that I started talking to myself in tongues, took a minute to sip my beer and paused before I read your response. Hugs. Someone tell the hateful itch that Rush Simmons, Diddy And 50cent are raping women now with no hands. Now THAT'S some shat to get vicious about. FCK that talkative az itch.

  • gdhg

    Damn you a whole live lot of nasty to this man. You know him in real life? Has he been stalking you?

  • Enlighten

    He actually did commit the crime he was accused of. She didn't recant, she refused to testify. The evidence and court records are available for review; most people are just too lazy to read the information and create truth by picking a side they're most interested in believing. I have no vested interest in either party, but I do work in this field,

  • Wayup!

    If they go to Kim K route...