The NBA legend, one of the most celebrated athletes of all time, died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020, along with his and Vanessa’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, one of their four children. After news of their deaths were made public, Evan tweeted, “What has happened is tragic. I am heartbroken for Kobe’s family. He was a sports hero. He was also a rapist. And all of these truths can exist simultaneously.”
Scores of people had initially criticized the Westworld actress over the tweet that appeared to allude to a 2003 sexual assault case involving Kobe and an unidentified female accuser, which was later dismissed. On Saturday, Feb. 27, more than a year after the deadly helicopter crash, Vanessa said she learned about Evan’s post, and shared it on her Instagram Story.
“This just came to my attention,” Kobe’s wife wrote in her post, in which she tagged the actress. “Your false, insensitive, defamatory and slanderous tweet on 1/26/20 is vile and disturbing to say the least.”
Evan has not commented on Vanessa’s post and her rep had no immediate comment when reached by E! News.