Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff Alex Villanueva over leaked photos from the site of January’s helicopter crash that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. The department issued a statement in response on Tuesday.
According to the lawsuit viewed by Yahoo Entertainment, Bryant alleges multiple deputies took personal cellphone pictures of the victims. Bryant claims she was made aware of the “gratuitous images” after one deputy allegedly used the photos of the victims “to try to impress a woman at a bar.” She is suing for emotional distress and invasion of privacy.
Kobe, Gianna and seven others were killed on Jan. 26, 2020 on their way to a youth basketball tournament. Making their way by helicopter from Orange County to Thousand Oaks in California, they encountered dense fog. “Rather than land or turn around, the pilot pushed into the fog and