The ugliest celebrity spectacle of the year -- the sexual assault prosecution of NBA star Kobe Bryant -- took a notable turn Thursday, when the supermarket tabloid The Globe published a salacious high school photograph of the accuser on its cover. In it, the woman is lifting up her prom dress to reveal a garter belt. The headline reads: "Kobe Bryant's Accuser: Did she really say no?" Next to the photo, in half-inch type, is the 19-year-old woman's name.
Salon.com reports the event here, and ponders whether the Globe's female editor, Bonnie Fuller, has "betrayed women" by putting the tawdry picture on its cover.