EAGLE, Colo. -- The 19-year-old woman accusing NBA star Kobe Bryant of rape slipped into the courthouse through a fire exit yesterday to testify for only the second time since the case began.
Pretrial hearings were closed all day, so it was impossible to determine why she was called in.
The woman was questioned for more than three hours during a March 24 hearing. Bryant's lawyers want details of her sex life -- especially in the three days surrounding her June 30 encounter with Bryant -- admitted as evidence to suggest she was injured by someone else.
The hearing on the relevance of the sexual history resumed yesterday, along with arguments on a separate defense motion to introduce evidence about the woman's mental health and two purported suicide attempts last spring. Bryant, 25, has said he had consensual sex with the woman.