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Friday, October 31, 2003

Tabloid Outs Kobe's Accuser

The Globe tabloid (not the Boston Globe) is running a cover photo of Kobe's alleged rape victim along with her name. Supposedly there's a sexy photo of her hiking up her skirt to reveal a garter at her prom or something. Howie Kurtz is outraged. The New York Post has more.

The whole question of whether the accuser's identity should be revealed was covered ad nauseum three months ago. I wrote this essay on the issue at the time, concluding that the whole argument is irrelevant. (Here's a link to TalkLeft's excellent Kobe page.)