EAGLE, Colo. – The woman accusing Kobe Bryant (search) of sexual assault checked into a medical treatment center to help her escape relentless media and threats, the Vail Daily reported Wednesday.
The 19-year-old woman's family made the decision at some point after the alleged assault at the resort hotel where she worked and where Bryant stayed June 30, the newspaper reported, citing anonymous sources.
The report did not say when she checked into the center and what kind of treatment was sought.
John Clune, the woman's attorney, did not return a call for comment. Prosecution spokeswoman Krista Flannigan declined to comment, but said prosecutors were not concerned about such reports influencing potential jurors.
"We believe that we have an intelligent jury pool in Eagle County (search) and everything at this point is all allegations," she said. "We believe the jury's going to wait until they hear the actual facts in the trial."
Bryant, 25, is accused of assaulting the woman in his hotel room. Free on $25,000 bond, he faces four years to life in prison or 20 years to life on probation if convicted. He has said the two had consensual sex.
Friends have said the woman has been treated twice in the past year after attempting suicide: Once in February, when she was a student at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley (search), and again in May when she was living in Eagle.
Denver defense attorney Craig Silverman said if she sought treatment after the alleged attack, it could be relevant to the case.
"It matters if she was under the influence at any critical time," he said. "A critical time would be June 30, July 1, or any time she gave a statement to law enforcement or medical personnel."
Bryant's attorneys have asked the judge to determine whether the woman's medical records can be used as evidence.
Under state law, her medical and psychological records cannot be turned over to the defense -- and cannot even be examined by the judge in private -- unless she waives her privacy rights. Prosecutors have said she has not waived those rights.