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Cancel culture isn't real — but the misogyny mob sure is

Cancel culture will not meaningfully mar Kobe Bryant's legacy, but a furious mob of online fans has been efficient in silencing Washington Post journalist Felicia Sonmez.

Amid the outpouring of admiration for the basketball legend following news of his death on Sunday were reminders of a black mark on Bryant's reputation — a 2003 rape allegation by a 19-year-old hotel worker, a claim supported by physical evidence and Bryant's own apology after the case was dismissed (a separate civil suit was settled for an undisclosed amount).

Sunday afternoon, Sonmez, who was reportedly...

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News Posted By: theweek - Tuesday, 28 January, 2020