An Ohio woman is accusing Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant of breaching a marriage proposal to her and now wants the wealthy Newport Coast resident to pay up.
In a bizarre June 24 lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court, Selina Miller–who lists addresses in both Santa Ana and Columbus, Ohio–claims that on May 1, Bryant gave her “a completed and signed agreement” and that his subsequent behavior “comports with unfair business and no good faith efforts.”
“The plaintiff, Selina Miller, request [sic] breaching party, Kobe Bryant, to correct his failure to provide plaintiff with the purchase of a ring,” reads the four-page suit.
Miller also stated why the National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar
might not have given her a ring: “The defendant, Kobe Bryant, states he
communicated with person [sic] stating Selina Miller is a prostitute.”
Reached by telephone, Miller claimed that Bryant has repeatedly visited her for intimate relations.
“He likes playing games with women more than people know,” said Miller. “I'm upset because he promised me a ring [during one visit], and then some other people influenced him, and I didn't get it. He thinks he can stop by my house any time he wants to. There are other women, too. One of them got a ring.”
She also mentioned that someone–it's unclear who, exactly–“has a sexual transmitted disease.”
In her lawsuit, Miller claimed that in the “original . . . contractual
agreement” made by Bryant, he thought the “plaintiff's business name
[was] Sulina Moler.”
The case, which has been assigned to Orange County Judge Steven L. Perk, cost Miller $400 to file, according to court records.
In 2009, a federal judge in Ohio dismissed Miller's previous defamation and invasion-of-privacy lawsuit filed against Bryant and the NBA as “frivolous” and “not plausible.”
Explained Miller about her new case, “I wanted to sue Kobe for some money he owes me.”
Bryant, who lives with his family in a multimillion-dollar Newport Coast estate, could not be reached for comment.
–R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly
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