He settled with his accuser. So in my mind, that doesn’t really make him innocent — it just makes him able to pay off someone who he wronged. I, of course, couldn’t possibly know what actually happened. But we have to believe women, especially when they accuse men who are typically ‘above the law,’ so to speak.
Some people online have been defending Bryant on his win, pointing out that he was not convicted of the charge, which was subsequently dropped.
However reactions online have also been critical of the win:
So Harvey Weinstein gets kicked out of Hollywood and Kobe Bryant gets two jerseys retired and wins an Oscar in the… https://t.co/uwZEMk5d5w