Friday, October 15, 2004

Katelyn Faber Names Herself in Refiled Papers even playing field!

Katelyn Faber refiled her sexual assault lawsuit against Kobe Bryant in federal court Thursday, using her real name.
The lawsuit is virtually identical in every other respect to the one she filed Aug. 10 as "Jane Doe."

Lawyers for the 21-year-old Eagle woman had asked Colorado U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch to let her remain anonymous. They said she had received death threats after her highly publicized claim that she was sexually assaulted by the Los Angeles Lakers basketball star.
But Matsch, after Bryant's attorneys and the Rocky Mountain News objected separately, ruled that Faber's lawsuit would be retitled on Oct. 20 to insert her name. The judge said that public confidence depends on courts being as open as possible and that the two parties in the suit have to proceed on an equal footing.