Vanessa Bryant rips into 'vile' Evan Rachel Wood for calling Kobe 'rapist', Internet wants to 'cancel' actress

'Your false, insensitive, defamatory and slanderous tweet on 1/26/20 is vile and disturbing,' the basketball player’s wife wrote over a screenshot of Wood's original tweet on Instagram

Vanessa Bryant rips into 'vile' Evan Rachel Wood for calling Kobe 'rapist', Internet wants to 'cancel' actress
Vanessa Bryant slams Evan Rachel Wood for calling the late Kobe Bryant a ‘rapist’ on the day he died (Getty Images)
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After over a year later, a tweet by Evan Rachel Wood calling NBA star Kobe Bryant a “rapist” the day he died came to Vanessa Bryant's notice following which she took to her Instagram Stories to slam the 'Westworld' actress' post as “vile” and “disturbing”.

On January 26, 2020, hours after Kobe’s death, the 33-year-old Wood 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.” She has since deleted the tweet.

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“Your false, insensitive, defamatory and slanderous tweet on 1/26/20 is vile and disturbing to say the least,” the basketball player's wife wrote over a screenshot of the original tweet on Instagram. “Behavior like this is part of the reason why innocent black men go to jail for crimes they didn’t commit. An accusation doesn’t make someone guilty.”

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Vanessa Bryant speaks during The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

She added: “YOU DON’T KNOW THE FACTS OF THE CASE." Vanessa sent the same message to film producer Abigail Disney, who tweeted at the time, “The man was a rapist. Deal with it.” One fan who came to Kobe's defense after Wood's accusatory tweet and subsequent backlash last year was Kyla Pratt who responded that she admired Wood’s work, but “this tweet? How f**king dare you?” Apparently, Vanessa came across Pratt's response on Saturday too as she thanked her. 

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In 2003, Kobe was accused of sexual assault by a 19-year-old hotel employee in Colorado. Prosecutors dropped the charges after the accuser declined to testify, according to reports.

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Soon Twitter began reacting to Vanessa's post as they called out Wood. "I’m happy Vanessa Bryant called out Evan Rachel Wood for that tweet she did on the day Kobe died. Evan really didn’t have to say anything at all," one user said while another added, "Vanessa Bryant is coming for y’all! And never forget when Evan Rachel Wood continued to film a movie directed by that sick freak Woody Allen, whose daughter accused him of molestation in 1992."

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A user noted, "I’m happy that Vanessa Bryant called Evan Rachael Rachel Wood and Abigail Disney. I was mad last year when they tweeted what they did." One user added, "Is Vanessa Bryant going to sue Evan Rachel wood."


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One more said, "I didn't even see her stories she's insane... why did she insert herself in this situation in the first place? how does she know what happened? it's none of her business and she's making strong accusations, a disgusting human being." Another commented, "I’m so glad Vanessa Bryant has finally seen what Evan Rachel Wood said about her husband. It’s time for that bitch to get canceled."

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Earlier this month, we had reported that Wood had claimed her ex-fiancé Marilyn Manson had allegedly abused her. “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years,” she claimed.

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Actress Evan Rachel Wood and musician Marilyn Manson arrive for the after-party for a special screening of "Across The Universe" at Bette on September 13, 2007, in New York City (Getty Images)

“I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.”

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After Wood and other women accused Manson of abuse, he vehemently denied all accusations. However, he was also dropped by his record label and longtime manager.

“Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, but these recent claims about me are horrible distortions of reality,” the 52-year-old Manson wrote in a statement. “My intimate relationships have always been consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”

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