Kobe Bryant Removed As Animation Festival Juror After Protest Over Past Allegations

Academy Award-winner Kobe Bryant was removed as a juror from the Animation Is Film Festival in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after protests stemming from past sexual assault allegations against him.

A petition launched by “women and allies in the animation community” demanded “that accused rapist and sexual predator Kobe Bryant be removed” from the Animation Is Us festival.

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