Kobe Bryant is usually a private person but the Los Angeles ‘Lakers’ player is withholding little in his Showtime documentary called ‘Muse.’ Kobe discusses nearly everything that pertains to family, including the rape allegations that caused his wife Vanessa to miscarry what would have been their second child at the time.


“We were expecting our second child during that time,” says Kobe of his wife during the time when he was accused of raping a woman in an Eagle, Colorado, hotel. The woman, who was also an employee of the hotel, told authorities that the basketball star assaulted her on July 1, 2003. “There was just so much stress,” says Bryant of the intense situation that lasted for more than a year. “[My wife] actually miscarried.”

The NBA sensation goes on to express deep regret in his family’s loss. “It is something I have a real hard time dealing with that, I feel like it was my fault,” shares the star. “We should have been building our family, but because of my mistake, we lost a baby.”

Kobe further explains, “We try to justify the fact its not, realize how common miscarriages are, these things happen, but the reality is it happened because of me. That’s the reality of it, and that is something I’ve got to carry forever.”

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant have two daughters, Gianna and Natalia, together. Gianna, the youngest of the two, will celebrate her ninth birthday on May 1, 2015.




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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