Vanessa Bryant seeks redress. Almost eight months after Kobe Bryant’s tragic death in a helicopter crash, his wife decided to take legal action against the Los Angeles County Sheriff, reports TMZ. The reason: she blames Alex Villanueva for allowing photos of the terrible accident in which her daughter Gianna also died, to be made public, without her permission.
in her complaint, Vanessa Bryant states that at the scene of the tragedy, “no less than 8 sheriff’s deputies took out their personal cell phones and took pictures of the children, parents and dead coaches.” “The deputies took these photos for their own personal satisfaction,” she said. Photos taken so that the accident was a topic of discussion within the sheriff’s office, reports TMZ, but which were subsequently massively shared, to the point that an MP ended up in their possession, and was caught in a bar trying to impress a young woman with these pictures.
A lawsuit that could play in favor of Vanessa Bryant thanks to a recent law
In her complaint, Vanessa Bryant seeks damages that have not yet been specified, however, and calls for a punitive sentence for all the people who are at the origin of these photos, as well as those who still have them in their possession . Ms. Bryant feels bad about strangers viewing the footage of her deceased husband and child, and she lives in fear that she or her children will one day be confronted with gruesome images of loved ones online. “, thus indicated his lawyer.
A complaint which should succeed and play in Vanessa Bryant’s favor, since a few weeks after the accident of which Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi were victims, Alex Villanueva, the county sheriff, “sponsored a law which establishes that the partition unofficial photos of this nature will be considered a crime for public security personnel, ”says TMZ.
Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa © Zuma Press