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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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16.

KO    

Why would she resign from the Lakers before her Playoffs Bonus?

Why would all her info just disappear from the teams website?

2255 days ago
17.

Tania S    

Kobe better be careful. His attorney is not only Barbra Streisand's cousin, he is the same guy who sued to end Britney Spears' conservatorship. His suit was thrown out of court as he could not prove that he had been hired by Brit who was still hospitalized at UCLA at the time. This guy sounds like a celeb chaser who is not content to just have a famous last name!

2255 days ago
18.

ME    

CHEATER CHEATER CHEATER, HIS WIFE IS THE STUPID ONE!!!! HE KNOWS, SHE'LL NEVER LEAVE HER MEAL TICKET.... YOU GO KOBE

2255 days ago
19.

jodi gunn    

This is stupied their trying to distract Kobe because of the playoffs, they don't want to see the Lakers with a championship ring. GET A LIFE.

2255 days ago
20.

Nik Richie is a Loser    

My God, Who wrote that letter , was that from a real law firm ??? They should go back to second grade and learn how to write a basic letter.

2255 days ago
21.

Nicole    

KOBE SCREWED THE CHEERLEADER. KOBE NEEDS TO PUT AN ICE PACK ON LITTLE NASTY KOBE

2255 days ago
22.

aLy'S mOmMy    

YOU GUYS ARE A BUNCH OF HATERS TRYING TO DISTRACT KOBE FROM GETTING ANOTHER RING!

2255 days ago
23.

Black Power    

To paparazzi are stupid lowlifes: The only thing that sucks is the wind whistling in one ear and out the other in your head. Not only has Kobe played a better ballgame and became MVP, but nine out of ten pro basketball players will tell you Kobe is the best ball player out today. You seem to be living in the past and are totaly unforgiving of things that have happened years ago. Let it go, man. Just let it go. You don't have to like him, but you should respect his game now and for the future. And by the way, the next clang you hear will be that of Kobe tapping his championship ring against the finals trophy.
Yeah, that's right. I said it.

Clint of the mountain

2255 days ago
24.

nick cant drive 55    

kobe loves banging white chics :)

2255 days ago
25.

Disgusting    

So glad Adam Streisand is contributing to humanity in a meaningful way - being the lap dog of a low life rapist.

Guess it works out because lawyers are even bigger 'low lifes'

P.S. Good for that website for standing ground. Sick of this phony worship of Bryant because he puts a ball through a hoop.

2255 days ago
26.

Out to get him!    

This is ridiculous, first of all this girl has nothing on his wife.

Frankly I think it’s all a set-up to try and throw Kobe’s game off. The funny this is that true Kobe fans know that he plays better under pressure. I think he had his streak of 40+ point games when his alleged Colorado incident happened. So…the media may have just done us Laker fans another favor!!

2255 days ago
27.

Ramiro    

I think that this story is made up to distract Kobe during the NBA playoffs. There are a lot of Kobe and Laker haters out there.

2254 days ago
28.

Michael    

i think kobe should forfeit his position and his wife should divorce his ugly his ass. his wife love him because he have money.
kick him out of the game, he make them game look bad, unpopular. he not the only one can play. million out there.

2253 days ago
29.

come on now!    

Come on! The guy got away with it once he'll do it again and again. Look at the guy he thinks nothing can happen to him. I can not believe he is MVP......I thought that MVP's had to be a team player.....Does he know how? I'm not sure. He hardly ever passes the ball! I'm pretty sure the stupid lakers will when to someone in the EAST just like did a few years back....There's nothing better than seeing him cry like the big loser he is.....did anyone ever see when the lakers went to the playoffs the year after wining three championships in a row.....When the Spurs bet them and won the Western confrence they cried like little babys....everyone of them. That was price less. Too bad my Spurs didn't win this year (which was there own damn fault) but anyways the East will bet the Lakers for sure!


Sorry went off the subject there!

2253 days ago
30.

Black Power    

To come on now: You seem to be a little off with your comments. Kobe has passed the ball more this year than any other year he has played. You seem to be stuck in the past, like papaparazzi sucks guy in this listing. Maybe you and he should get together and discuss how the Lakers and Kobe sucks and how you guys think you can do better. Anyway, the Lakers will be the new champions and there is nothing you can do about it except cry about how they suck.
Ta-Ta losers.

Clint of the mountain

2253 days ago
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