DENVER -- The name of Kobe Bryant's alleged victim was mistakenly
posted on a state court Web site Tuesday as part of a legal filing
in the case.
A subpoena showing the 19-year-old woman's name and address was
up for about an hour before court staffers reposted it with her
personal information blacked out.
State courts spokeswoman Karen Salaz said it was unclear how the
error was made, but said court staffers are responsible for
blacking out such information in public filings.
The alleged victim's identity has been previously disclosed on
various Internet sites and on a radio talk show heard in 60 cities.
In another filing Tuesday, the Vail police department balked at
turning over records of 911 calls to Bryant's attorneys, saying it
would violate a court order issued in the sexual assault case
against the Los Angeles Lakers guard.
An attorney for the department asked Eagle County Judge
Frederick Gannett to quash a subpoena served by Bryant's attorneys
seeking the sealed records.
The judge did not immediately issue a ruling.
Earlier this month, a state judge rejected the Vail Daily
newspaper's request to release the 911 records, saying the
"intensely personal" material would subject the alleged victim to
harassment and abuse. The woman had been treated earlier this year
for mental health problems.
The Vail paper wanted any 911 records made from the accuser's
home this year. Vail police handle emergency calls for the Eagle
County sheriff's office and Eagle police.
Bryant is charged with sexually assaulting the woman June 30 in his suite at
a mountain resort where she worked and he was a guest. Bryant has
said the two had consensual sex.
Bryant is scheduled to appear for an Oct. 9 preliminary hearing
at which Gannett will decide whether he will stand trial.
An attorney for the accuser asked Gannett to deny a defense
request for a hearing before Oct. 9 on whether she has waived her
privacy rights on medical records.
Attorney John Clune said the material could be used only to
attack the woman's credibility, which is not relevant at a
preliminary hearing unless other testimony is determined "wholly
Defense attorneys Pamela Mackey and Hal Haddon are seeking
medical records from a clinic in Eagle, a hospital in Greeley and
the student health service at the University of Northern Colorado
in Greeley, where the woman was a freshman last year. They say the
documents would help the judge evaluate the accuser's credibility.
Prosecutors and Clune are fighting that request, along with a
defense attempt to force the accuser to testify in person Oct. 9.