Vanessa Bryant

Trial in Kobe Bryant Crash Scene Photos Lawsuit Delayed Until July

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.

Kobe Bryant’s Widow Urges Judge to Allow Crash Photos Suit to Go Forward

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.

LA County: No Evidence to Support Vanessa Bryant’s Claims in `Photos’ Lawsuit

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.

LA Judge Rules Vanessa Bryant Must Turn Over Therapy Records

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.

Vanessa Bryant said LA sheriff promised to secure crash site

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.

Vanessa Bryant Details Emotional Pain from Photos Taken at Helicopter Crash

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.

L.A. County Wants Vanessa Bryant to Undergo Mental Health Exam in Photos Suit

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.

Helicopter Company Sued in Fatal Kobe Bryant Crash Denies Responsibility

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.

Judge Mulls Motion by Pilot in Kobe Bryant Suit to Move Case to OC

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

WNBA INTRODUCES KOBE & GIGI BRYANT WNBA ADVOCACY AWARD

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, perception and advancement of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels. The new annual award will honor the late Kobe Bryant, a staunch supporter of the WNBA and women’s basketball, and his daughter Gianna (also known as Gigi), who loved the game of basketball and aspired to reach the pinnacle of the sport like her father. “Kobe was an incredible champion of women’s basketball and Gianna shared his passion and dedication to our