I've always wondered why Ben is and always will be associated with the rape accusations. But Kobe Bryant who was arrested and went to trial (case was dropped after she refused to testify) is NEVER associated with his case? He's on ESPN, commercials, Nickelodeon Kid's Choice awards, etc. I have nothing against Kobe. Just wondering why there is such a difference in how they are portrayed.

For example - there could be a social media post about Ben saving a drowning puppy. Most comments will be positive but they'll be at least one (and usually more) that will say something like "So did Ben rape the puppy??"

Ben never made another commercial. And his reputation is forever ruined.