It is bad enough Vanessa Bryant, and the relatives of the others killed in the fatal helicopter crash back on January 26, 2020 are left grappling with the unexpected loss of life of their loved ones. Now they are being asked; to prove that they experienced further anxiety, depression and emotional stress by undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.
According to CTV News, Vanessa Bryant, widow of Kobe Bryant, claims in her federal lawsuit against LA County, that as a result of an invasion of privacy, she has suffered additional severe emotional distress. This was the culmination of learning that the ‘first responders, including firefighters and sheriff’s deputies, shared photographs of Kobe Bryant’s body with a bartender.
They even passed around ‘gratuitous photos of the dead children, parents and coaches’. The Los Angeles Times first reported that a sheriff’s department internal investigation found deputies shared photos of the victims’ remains.
Anyone with an ounce of humanity within them, could only imagine the horror of discovering this, then trying to process it all, while still grieving from the loss of loved ones. There is nothing like lawyer tactics & theatrics to get under your skin; like how the defense insists they undergo exhaustive psychiatric evaluations, recorded from the adults to the children. LA County’s defense lawyers see this as a money grab.
They feel there was no additional harm done to the widow and relatives, simply because the photos were not circulated to the general public.