The woman who accused Kobe Bryant of rape told investigators the NBA star ignored her entreaties to stop and said there was no doubt he heard her "because every time I said 'no' he tightened his hold around me," according to documents released yesterday in Eagle, Colo.
That is among the never-before-released details of the woman's interview with Eagle County sheriff's investigators. Some details of the interview were released months ago, before the rape charge against Bryant was dismissed at the woman's request.
During one interview with deputies, the then-19-year-old woman said she and Bryant kissed for several minutes at the Vail area resort where she worked before he became aggressive and began groping her in his room.
The woman, who was a front-desk employee, said he put both his hands around her neck and after bending her over a chair, removed one hand to pull down her underwear.
"At that point I was just kind of scared and I said 'no' a few times," she said.
In the interview, sheriff's deputy Doug Winters then asked how she knew that Bryant heard her.
"Because every time I said 'no' he tightened his hold around me," she replied.
Bryant, 26, still faces a federal lawsuit filed by the woman that seeks unspecified damages for pain and suffering she says she has endured since the incident last summer. No trial date has been set.
-- From News Services