DENVER – A book about the Kobe Bryant (search) rape case — the first so far — will likely create a firestorm of controversy when it's handed out the day of the next Bryant hearing on Monday.
"Kobe Bryant: The Game of His Life" contains interviews with the woman who accuses the NBA star of raping her and provides details of a tape-recorded conversation between Bryant and sheriff's deputies, Fox News has learned.
There are no photographs of the 19-year-old accuser in the book, and her name isn't revealed. But former tabloid reporter Jeffrey Scott Shapiro (search) offers several new details in his book, including whose DNA was found in the woman's clothing after the alleged sexual assault.
Shapiro planned to hand out copies of his 160-page book in Eagle, Colo., the same day as a motions hearing in the case that's set for Monday. He said he wouldn't be on courthouse property when he distributed the copies.
Bryant's accuser spoke with Shapiro for the book, though it's unclear whether she knew she was being interviewed at the time. Shapiro said that everyone he interviewed for the book was told he was a reporter.
The prosecution is concerned that the book will reveal highly sensitive information before the trial — information the defense could use in its fight to view the accuser's medical records to prove she waived her right to privilege.
Shapiro told Fox the book discloses the following:
— Whose DNA was detected in the woman's underwear the day she had her rape exam. Court testimony has revealed it was from someone other than Bryant.
— The story behind the implication by Bryant attorney Pamela Mackey that the accuser had had sex with three men in three days.
— What Bryant, 25, said in his first police interview the night after the alleged rape, when officers spoke with him for 75 minutes but didn't tell him they were tape-recording the conversation. The defense wants Bryant's statements thrown out, but they're said to be crucial to the prosecution's case.
Legal experts say Shapiro is protected by the First Amendment. The judge in the case will have to ignore the book unless attorneys on either side file motions to investigate it.
Bryant faces four years to life in prison or 20 years to life on probation if convicted of sexual assault. He has said he had consensual sex with the woman, a former employee of a mountain resort where he stayed June 30.
Fox News' Catherine Donaldson-Evans contributed to this report.