Statement from Kobe Bryant:
"I am innocent of the charges filed today. I did not assault the woman who is accusing me.
"I made the mistake of adultery. I have to answer to my wife and my God for my actions that night and I pray that both will forgive me.
"Nothing that happened June 30th was against the will of the woman who now falsely accuses me.
"These false allegations have hurt my family. I will fight against these allegations with all my strength. My wife is the strongest person I know. She is willing to stand by me despite my mistake. That means everything to me.
"I have so much to live for. And by that I do not mean the contracts, or the money, or the fame. I mean my family. I will fight for them.
"I appreciate all those who have supported me. Thank you for believing in me. My family and I are going to need your support and prayers now more than ever."
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