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Calls to 911 Made on Behalf of Bryant's Wife, City Says

August 14, 2003|From Staff Reports

Two 911 calls to Kobe Bryant's house in Newport Beach were made for medical aid on behalf of Bryant's wife, Vanessa, according to documents released by the Newport Beach city attorney's office Wednesday.

Newport Beach police responded to a 911 call from Bryant's home at 12:25 a.m. on July 3, and a summary of the investigation regarding the call states that Bryant said he placed the call "for medical assistance for his wife."

Bryant was arrested July 4 in Eagle, Colo., on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman June 30 in a Colorado hotel room. He was charged July 18 with one felony count of sexual assault and awaits a preliminary hearing on Oct. 9.

Newport Beach authorities previously had confirmed responding to the calls from Bryant's house but had not identified the woman they assisted. The documents released Wednesday were in response to requests by The Times and other media outlets for the release of the 911 transcripts. Those requests were denied in a letter from Assistant City Atty. Robin Clauson, but the city did provide additional information about the calls.

The account provided by police shows that a woman identifying herself as Kobe Bryant's mother was also at the residence at the time of the call on July 3.

Another call for service to the Bryant residence, according to the document, was made March 5 by Rob Pelinka, one of Bryant's agents. Pelinka said that he was calling on behalf of Bryant, who "was in a locker room in another state and had received a call from Mrs. Bryant."

-- From Staff Reports

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