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Trial in Kobe Bryant Crash Scene Photos Lawsuit Delayed Until July
February 10, 2022
Citing a backlog of criminal cases and coronavirus concerns, a federal judge has postponed the trial on a lawsuit brought by Kobe Bryant's widow against Los Angeles County involving photos taken at the scene of the helicopter crash that took the lives of the NBA legend, the couple's 13-year-old daughter and seven others. ... read more »
Kobe Bryant’s Widow Urges Judge to Allow Crash Photos Suit to Go Forward
December 9, 2021
Vanessa Bryant says she felt ``sick'' and ``extreme sadness and anger'' when learning that Los Angeles County sheriffs and fire department personnel had allegedly snapped and shared gruesome photos of the bodies of her late husband and the couple's 13-year-old daughter at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed nine people, according to court papers obtained. ... read more »
LA County: No Evidence to Support Vanessa Bryant’s Claims in `Photos’ Lawsuit
November 22, 2021
Attorneys for Los Angeles County argued in a court filing today that Vanessa Bryant's claim of emotional distress caused by the alleged sharing of photos taken at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, the couple's 13-year-old daughter and seven others is based on ``hypothetical harm'' since the images were never publicly circulated. ... read more »
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LA Judge Rules Vanessa Bryant Must Turn Over Therapy Records
November 18, 2021
A judge ruled that Vanessa Bryant must turn over her mental health records, which attorneys for Los Angeles County contend are central to fighting her lawsuit alleging emotional distress caused by the sharing of photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash among sheriff's deputies and others. ... read more »
Vanessa Bryant Asks Court to Punish County for `Destroying’ Crash Photos
November 11, 2021
Attorneys for Kobe Bryant's widow today asked a judge to punish Los Angeles County for the alleged destruction of almost all evidence that sheriff's deputies snapped and shared photos taken at the site of the helicopter crash last year that killed the NBA legend, the couple's 13-year- old daughter and seven others. ... read more »
Vanessa Bryant Battles L.A. County as Other Families of Crash Victims are Granted Settlements
November 4, 2021
Vanessa Bryant, widow of the late great Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant, will not have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation for her lawsuit against Los Angeles County. ... read more »
Vanessa Bryant said LA sheriff promised to secure crash site
October 25, 2021
Kobe Bryant’s widow said she pleaded with the Los Angeles County sheriff to make sure no one takes photographs from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, and he reassured that the area had been secured, court documents say. ... read more »
Vanessa Bryant Details Emotional Pain from Photos Taken at Helicopter Crash
October 25, 2021
Vanessa Bryant described her pain and grief at learning emergency medical workers took and shared photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter Gianna on Jan. 26, 2020, and said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villaneuva assured her the site would be kept private and secure, she explained in a deposition this month. "My life will never be the same without my husband and daughter,'' Bryant testified, according to the New York Times. ... read more »
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L.A. County Wants Vanessa Bryant to Undergo Mental Health Exam in Photos Suit
October 18, 2021
Attorneys for Los Angeles County are asking a federal judge to order the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant to undergo a psychiatric exam before trial in her invasion of privacy lawsuit alleging that sheriff's deputies shared unauthorized photos taken at the site of the helicopter crash that killed the athlete, his daughter and seven others, according to court papers obtained today. ... read more »
Helicopter Company Sued in Fatal Kobe Bryant Crash Denies Responsibility
September 24, 2020
One of two helicopter companies being sued by the widow of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant stemming from the crash in January that killed her husband and 13-year-old daughter, along with seven others, denied any responsibility for the accident in a statement issued today. Vanessa Bryant's amended Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed Friday alleges Richard Webb, the owner of founder of Santa Ana-based OC Helicopters LLC, suggested the route for the ill-fated flight and should have aborted it. ... read more »
Judge Mulls Motion by Pilot in Kobe Bryant Suit to Move Case to OC
August 21, 2020
A judge today took under submission a motion by the estate of the pilot in the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others to move a lawsuit brought by Bryant's widow to Orange County to ensure a fair trial.     Vanessa Bryant brought the case on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of herself and her surviving three daughters, including the youngest, Capri, who turned one-year-old on Sunday.     The case was later transferred to Van Nuys Superior Court and names as defendants the estate of the late chopper pilot, Ara Zobayan, plus Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp. Judge Virginia Keeny heard arguments on the change-of-venue motion, then took the case under ... read more »
Vanessa Bryant Calls Foul on Venue Change Motion in Kobe Bryant Trial
August 13, 2020
The civil lawsuit Vanessa Bryant filed in February has yet to be litigated in a courtroom to determine who was at fault when her husband, NBA-hall-of-famer Kobe Bryant, and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, died in a helicopter crash last January.   ... read more »
Vanessa Bryant Sends Emotional B-Day Message to Daughter Gigi
May 2, 2020
Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late Laker legend Kobe Bryant, posted an emotional tribute today on what would have been her daughter Gigi's 14th birthday. ... read more »
WNBA INTRODUCES KOBE & GIGI BRYANT WNBA ADVOCACY AWARD
April 18, 2020
The WNBA today introduced the Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award, which will recognize an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the visibility, ... read more »
Vanessa Bryant “Devastated” Over Reports of Deputy Photos From Crash Site
March 5, 2020
Some deputies were ordered to delete any photos taken at the scene and told that doing so would clear them of any discipline, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. ... read more »

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