Roger L. Simon

Should the Kobe Case Be Dropped?

Now that the accuser’s sex life – or at least a busy seventy-two hours’ worth – are allowed to be revealed in court, it would seem that way. And this is not primarily for Kobe who, it increasingly appears, will walk… already la-dee-da forensic expert Michael Baden has declined to testify for the prosecution… but for the sake of legitimate rape victims across the country. If eager beaver Eagle Co DA Mark Hulbert continues what seems more and more a self-aggrandizing prosecution, he will be responsible for discouraging many of those women from coming forward (who would want to go through this?). Time for Mr. Hurlbert to bite the bullet and, er, face the voters (and then maybe look for a job in another more suitable occupation).