Re: Love Affair with the 3 Stooges
posted at 9/1/2010 9:17 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Love Affair with the 3 Stooges
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Love Affair with the 3 Stooges : One this is clear and that is you are No Lakers Fan. Get rid of the best player in the league! lmao Please stop petending to be a Lakers Fan. Your a nut case to be pleasant.
Posted by kobedaman[/QUOTE]
Again a comment from someone who doesn't know me. I'm appalled at the level some people stoop to around here. Name calling really doesn't do you any favors.
Where do you stand on right and wrong?
Bryant by going down the route of an out of court settlement admitted to wrong doing. That is a basic fact.
I'll repeat, very clearly.
Both parties agreed to have sex, that is beyond question.
However .... consent can be withdrawn at any point. Even if a encounter starts out as consensual, if either party says to stop at any point, and the other party continues, then it's assault, then it's rape.
At least, that's how consent law stands in most western jurisdictions. Certainly in all Australian criminal law systems, consent is fairly strictly defined to prevent any sort of defence along the lines of "she didn't try to stop me" or "she said yes at the start, but then changed her mind".
Technically, an out of court settlement is not an admission of guilt or liability (as appropriate) which is why a person with Bryant's wealth loves them. But an out of court settlement usually indicates the person has privately admitted some sort of wrongdoing.
In this particular case, the mere fact that the plaintiff said "no" shows she wasn't consenting. Regardless of whatever else a criminal code's definition of 'consent' might say, they are always very clear - no means no.
So had that gone to trial, I'd say Bryant would have been found guilty as charged.
Remember the golden rule. "He who has the gold makes the rules"
Bryant can't buy me off with a 4 Million dollar ring like he did Vanessa. He can't buy off a lot of females who previously liked him. He has not only burnt bridges he's nuked them.
It will be a happy day when he retires from the league and he can head off to do whatever he pleases. He's a disgrace to our organisation and as I said before, he'll have some genuine explaining to do to his two little girls one day when they start asking questions about daddy's night in Denver and his many mistresses.
Think about the case, take off your rose colored glasses, and examine the issues. Don't let hero worship blind you to the facts. And if it currently blinds you I hope a day comes when you won't be blinded to all the facts.