Bryant Case

Lawyers: Bryant's sexual history should be off limits

Attorneys for Kobe Bryant say the NBA star should not be required to answer questions about his sexual history in a civil lawsuit against him. The lawyers say such disclosures would violate the privacy of his past sexual partners. The civil lawsuit was filed by a woman accusing Bryant of rape at a Colorado hotel in June 2003. The suit was filed three weeks before a criminal case involving the same accuser and Bryant was dropped. The Los Angeles Lakers guard has said the sex was consensual. The woman's lawyers want to interview Bryant. His deposition has been delayed because both sides cannot agree on the questions. The accuser seeks unspecified money damages for alleged emotional injuries suffered since their encounter. The lawsuit is pending in federal court in Denver. A trial date has not been set.