Defense targeting accuser's sexual history

Updated: December 18, 2003, 5:12 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Kobe Bryant's attorneys have spent months on a strategy aimed at gutting the credibility of the woman who has accused the NBA star of rape. This week, they indicated just how far they are willing to go.

The defense asked the trial judge to toss out Colorado's rape-shield law so they can tell jurors about the woman's sexual history, raising the possibility of a legal fight that could drag on for months.

The 1970s-era law generally bars defense attorneys from talking about ...

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