Resort denies selling furniture from Kobe room
Lodge and Spa disposed of items from Bryant's room earlier
EDWARDS, Colo. - The Colorado resort at the center of the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case said Wednesday it has not made furniture from the NBA star’s room available for auction as it remodels.
The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera said it has disposed of those pieces, though other furniture has been sold to retailer Steve Farland in Denver.
Farland said a sofa and chair from the lodge were labeled with the number 35, leading him to speculate they were from Room 35, which was Bryant’s room the night of the alleged assault June 30.
The lodge dismissed that speculation.
"The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera recognized the sensitivity of the Kobe Bryant case for all parties involved and did not include any furniture from Room No. 35 in its sale to The Chairman, or to any other company," the lodge said in a written statement.
“Out of respect for the parties involved, all furniture from Room No. 35 was disposed of several weeks ago.”
A 19-year-old woman from nearby Eagle has accused the Los Angeles Lakers star of rape. Bryant, 25, is charged with felony sexual assault, but says the two had consensual sex.
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