13 shocking high-profile confessions

Published On: Jan 18 2013 10:46:29 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 18 2013 10:51:37 AM CST

Lance Armstrong is only the latest public figure forced to make public and sometimes painful confessions.

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
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Following accusations of sexual assault involving a woman in Colorado, Lakers star Kobe Bryant held a news conference with his wife in July 2003 in which he tearfully admitted to having an affair with the woman, but insisted that everything that happened was consensual. The charges were later dropped.

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