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Website Thumbs Nose at Kobe

5/28/2008 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A website that posted a story claiming Kobe Bryant had an affair with a Laker Girl has refused to back down.
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As we first reported, Bryant's lawyer fired off a letter to TheDirty.com, demanding that the post be taken down. Dirty claimed Kobe had an affair with 18-year-old Vanessa Curry, who has resigned her position as a Laker Girl. Now Dirty's lawyer has fired back, claiming the story is true. But get this -- the lawyer says even if it isn't true, "because Mr. Bryant has previously publicly admitted to similar acts of infidelity ... it seems unlikely that any jury would find 'actual malice.'"

And here's the best part: Dirty's lawyer says the fact that Kobe's lawyer sent a demand letter "only increases the likelihood that this story will receive more attention than it already has." Dirty's lawyer then makes reference to "The Streisand effect" -- that's when Babs made a stink over photos of her beach pad taken from a helicopter and it just made everyone aware of where she lived.

P.S. Kobe's lawyer is Barbra Streisand's cousin.

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1.

Kay    

A dirty guy with an ugly wife? I believe the girl.

2276 days ago
2.

abh1    

It doesn't surprise me at all.

2276 days ago
3.

dom    

Why do you guys always have to write "but get this ..." ?????

2276 days ago
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angel46    

It was only a matter of time. I am sure he gets the come-on from dozens of women a week that want a little of the $$$ action. Guess he better run to the jewelers and get wife a new million-dollar, sparkling treat!!

2276 days ago
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JON    

IF IT IS TRUE, HIS WIFE WILL GET A NEW RING AND IT WILL ALL BLOW OVER!

2276 days ago
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DHJ    

How big is Kobe's ween? Can she go back with a letdown feeling?

2276 days ago
7.

Princess Ali Baba    

nope don't believe this story at all... and this girls name was also Vanessa?
interesting but don't think that Kobe would be so stupid to get caught with his pants down, AGAIN.

2276 days ago
8.

LosCabos    

Ok, i go to the dirty. I was there since the story broke. Some people believe it like believing a creed, but others are demanding more proof other than claiming getting emails from cheerleaders telling stories and the fact that the girl resign. Nik still claims he's got more info on this, but he's not sharing.

Whether this thing is true or not, I think this situation is getting ridiculous now and it looks like this guy is using this to get this mega attention to his site... which he is.

I think he wont stop until he's mentioned on CNN or something or get an interview offer on primetime.

And for the record, I'm not siding Kobe.

2276 days ago
9.

mastershake    

Dirty.com is like the paprazzi of the internet, If websites could get married, i must say dirty and TMZ would make 1 hell of a couple.

2276 days ago
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Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

Gee, a media website writing something that is not true or they have no proof to back it up? Wonder where else that happens, TMZ? If it is not true, I hope Kobe sues them and wins big. Liars suck.

2276 days ago
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JON    

IF IT IS TRUE, HIS WIFE WILL GET A NEW RING AND IT WILL ALL BLOW OVER!

2276 days ago
12.

I laugh at other's misfortunes    

Kobe Bryant SUCKS!! Hey Kobe........I'm open........pass the ball!!!!!!! Oh yeah, I forgot......you always take the shot. No better sound in the world than "Kobe for 3 to win the game......CLANG.....and the Lakers lose by 2".

2276 days ago
13.

LORA    

Once a cheater, always a cheater.
(You too Jorge)

2276 days ago
14.

Democrats are evil    

Gossip sites are destructive and friends of the devil. Listening TMZ?

2276 days ago
15.

Helen    

You know, I knew he bought his teammates $9800 watches for something. It seems Kobe is one of those egotistical people that believes he can do anything he wants to do, doesn't matter who he hurts, and then just buy them off with a nice piece of jewlery. His wife should divorce him. She would get A LOT of money. He's an idiot!

2276 days ago
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