In January 2020, a deadly helicopter accident into a mountainside claimed the lives of nine individuals, including the Lakers star and his daughter Gianna Bryant, then 13 years old.
As admirers paid their final tributes to the NBA Hall of Famer on social media, Kobe Bryant’s passing shocked the globe. In January 2020, a helicopter disaster outside Los Angeles claimed the lives of nine individuals, including the Lakers great and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant. In the meantime, a trial in Vanessa Bryant’s invasion of privacy case concerning pictures from her late husband Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash started on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Everything you should know about the Kobe Bryant picture case
In response to a deputy and a fireman leaking images from the collision site, Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa reportedly filed a federal lawsuit against the LA County Sheriff’s Department. According to the newspaper, Vanessa Bryant’s lawyer Luis Li said that the deputy and fire captain’s mobile phone images taken at the collision scene were “visual gossip” and viewed “for a chuckle,” serving no official function. According to the newspaper, Vanessa Bryant’s lawyer suggested that the deputies who shared them were playing video games. They were frequently sent to individuals who had no justification for receiving them.
J Mira Hashmall, a Los Angeles county attorney, said that snapping pictures was a crucial tool for first responders looking to exchange information at the crash scene in the Calabasas hills west of Los Angeles while they believed they still had a chance to save lives. Vanessa Bryant reportedly learned about the images’ dissemination of the Kobe Bryant crash one month after she tragically lost her husband and daughter, and she did so via reading the Los Angeles Times rather than the LA County itself, according to Li, who is alleged to have made this claim in court.
The worst day in Vanessa Bryant’s life was January 26, 2020. The county significantly worsened it. They applied salt by rubbing it into an exposed wound, claimed Li.
Li showed the bartender the pictures while playing a security footage of a sheriff’s officer drinking at a pub while off duty. The bartender shakes his head in shock. The attorney then displayed a picture of the guys smiling together in the future. Hashmall said before the jury that the images, which had not been seen in more than two years, demonstrated how the sheriff’s department and the fire department’s top officials had performed their duties properly and successfully.
Kobe’s illustrious NBA career
After spending 20 years with the Lakers, Kobe Bryant retired in 2016 as the third-highest scorer in NBA history. He was the face of the 16-time NBA champion Lakers club in addition to having a distinguished NBA career and being one of the game’s most well-liked players. He won the NBA scoring title twice, was named to the All-Defensive team 12 times, and was the league MVP in 2008. In 2000, 2001, and 2002, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal led the Lakers to NBA championships. Later, he and Pau Gasol collaborated to win two more championships in 2009 and 2010. Bryant retired in 2016 following his final NBA game, in which he scored 60 points.