Katelyn Faber is an aspiring actress who has participated in popular shows such as American Idol. She was born in Eagle, Colorado USA, and she came into the limelight when she accused Kobe Bryant, the former famous professional National Basketball Association (NBA), of sexual assault. Read more to find out what led to the accusation and how it ended.
Katelyn Faber was not known to many until the sexual assault incident happened. The former actress was born on June 18, 1985. She is currently 35 years as of 2021. When the rape incidence occurred, she was only 19 years old. This article has the details you would love to know about her story, rape case, net worth, and more. Keep reading to learn more!
Faber spent her childhood in Eagle, Colorado, where she was born. She was raised by her able parents, who are Paul Louis Faber and Kristine Ann. She is of white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. She attended Eagle Valley Senior High School. She later proceeded to the University of Northern Colorado for her undergraduate studies.
Katelyn Faber story
When she was through with her university education, she secured a job at a luxurious spa known as Cordillera hotel, where the now infamous alleged incident occurred.
During the summer of 2003, Kobe was scheduled to undergo knee surgery at Eagle, Colorado. He decided to stay at the Cordillera hotel, which was nearby the hospital. It was during the time Faber was working in the hotel. During the time for his scheduled surgery, he was arrested by police for sexual assault. Details about Katelyn Faber testimony on how Kobe raped her in his hotel room the night before his surgery came as a shock to many people, especially to his fans.
The rape case was so heavy that it attracted national attention and comprehensive media coverage due to Bryant’s fame and popularity. When he was taken in, he admitted that they had a sexual encounter, but vehemently denied that he raped her or forced her into it. The investigation started, and a rape test kit indicated that they had sex. Upon further investigation, she was found to have blood in her clothes and bruises on her neck, a clear indication that she was forced into the act.
Katelyn Faber apology
The case was so heavy that it cost him his career and interfered with his private life. For instance, he lost several lucrative endorsement contracts. Also, his wife, Vanessa Bryant, filed for divorce later.
In September 2004, the case was dropped when Faber failed to testify in the court against Kobe and afterward issued a public apology. But things did not end there, she went ahead and filed a civil lawsuit against Kobe. This led to weeks of mediation by their lawyers who eventually reached an out-of-court settlement. Details about their agreement were not made public.
Below are some of Katelyn Faber's photos.
1. In an event
She is seen looking beautiful. Her smile also adds elegance to her looks. She is such a lovely young woman.
2. Looking amazing
Faber is such a beautiful young lady. She loves to wear that smile that complements well with her looks. She is seen in her reading room.
Kobe also issued a public apology which he did in the company of his wife, Vanesa. In his letter, he asked for forgiveness from the young lady, her family, and friends. He also went ahead to seek forgiveness from his family, fans, and friends.
Katelyn Faber today
Immediately after the case, she just withdrew from the public limelight. This is after receiving ridicule and death threats from the fans of the basketball star. She is currently living a private and simple life with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend is called Cort Colon, and they have a son together. She has not come public about the name of the son.
The incident made her go private on her social media accounts. Katelyn Faber Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts are personal and only limited to a few of her friends and family.
Katelyn Faber net worth
She started as an actor, but that did not make her famous, thus did not earn her much. Katelyn Faber American idol did not yield much success. Katelyn Faber 2020 net worth is guesstimated to be close to $1 million.
Above are the details about Katelyn Faber. After the sexual assault incident, she decided to go silent, and that explains why there is little about her in the public limelight. We all wish her the best as she goes ahead with her life.
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