Kobe Bean Bryant (August 23, 1978 - January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In 2003, Bryant was accused of sexual assault at a hotel in Edwards, Colorado by Katelyn Faber. Bryant admitted an adulterous sexual encounter with the accuser, but denied the sexual assault allegation. In September 2004, prosecutors dropped the case after his accuser informed them that she was unwilling to testify. Bryant's accuser brought a separate civil suit against him that was ultimately settled out of court.