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Vanessa Bryant lives ‘in fear’ that photos of Kobe helicopter crash will go viral


Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa lives ‘in fear’ that photos of the 2020 California helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, their daughter Gianna and seven others will go ‘viral’, according to a court record from Monday.

Bryant, 39, filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County after first responders admittedly took and shared photos of the gruesome Calabasas scene. She submitted six pages of new comments this week after the county requested that her privacy complaint be dismissed, according to the Washington Post.

“These assistants and firefighters took the worst thing that ever happened to me – the worst thing that can happen to a mother or a spouse – and made it worse,” Bryant reportedly said on the file.

The court record allegedly alleged that close-up photos of Kobe and Gianna’s remains had been shared with “at least 28 LASD devices and by at least a dozen firefighters,” some of whom posted “the photos in a bar while miming. dismemberment and showing the photos around a cocktail at an awards gala.

Vanessa Bryant filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County, which tried to have Bryant’s privacy complaint dismissed, after first responders allegedly took photos at the site of the helicopter crash in 2020.
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The wife of the Lakers legend wrote that she had previously seen a photo that supposedly depicted the remains of her late husband, according to the report.

Los Angeles County claimed authorities ordered the footage removed and it was not shared publicly. He had also argued that it was not clear whether the emotional distress of Bryant and other complainants was caused by the photos or the actual disaster, and ordered him and other complainants to go through. a psychiatric examination, a request that was overturned by a judge.

Vanessa Bryant lives ‘in fear’ that photos of Kobe helicopter crash will go viral
Images of Kobe Bryant’s remains were said to have been shared by “at least a dozen firefighters,” according to the court file.
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“I can never get rid of the anguish of knowing that the officials who are supposed to protect us have treated Kobe and Gianna with such disrespect,” the grieving widow reportedly wrote in Monday’s filing. “For the rest of my life, one of two things will happen: Either close-up photos of the bodies of my husband and daughter will go viral online, or I will continue to live in fear of it happening. . “

Kobe, 41, Gianna, 13 and seven others – Christina Mauser; Payton and Sarah Chester; John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli; and pilot Ara Zobayan – died when their helicopter crashed into a hill in thick fog on their way to a youth basketball tournament on January 26, 2020.

Vanessa Bryant lives ‘in fear’ that photos of Kobe helicopter crash will go viral
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2021.
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The county struck a $ 2.5 million deal with some of the victims for the illicit photos last month. Bryant’s case is set to go to trial in February.

Family members of the victims reached a confidential settlement agreement with the helicopter company involved in the crash earlier this year.

With post wires

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