LOS ANGELES (AFP, Bloomberg) Kobe Bryant’s widow may suddenly see photos of body parts in helicopter crash that killed former NBA star Kobe and his daughter I am afraid to post on social media because of this.
Vanessa Bryant attended a trial in Los Angeles on Friday (August 19), suing the county and sheriff’s office for the sharing of photos of the crash site by emergency responders in January 2020, claiming it was negligence. claimed to be an invasion of privacy. .
The mother of three surviving children said she wanted to find out what happened with the photo sharing and find a solution to prevent future recurrences.
“I’m terrified every day when I’m on social media that these pictures pop up,” she told the 10-member jury.
“It’s like Covid. Once it spreads, it can’t be reversed. I want to remember my husband and daughter for who they are.
“I will gladly go through hell and back to get justice for them.”
Bryant, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years and is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, died when a helicopter he was traveling with, along with his daughter and seven others, crashed in cloudy weather.
A juror had heard early in the trial that a Sheriff’s Department lieutenant shared a chilling photo of the scene with a fellow lieutenant. He admitted to showing the photo to the bartender while showing the photo on his cell phone to a small group of people who were rude.
Vanessa also told jurors she received an Instagram message from someone threatening to leak photos of her husband’s body.
Christopher Chester, who sued with Vanessa, told jurors that his lawyer claimed that someone had a link to the photos from a woman and offered to show them “for a fee.” Chester’s wife and daughter were among those killed in the helicopter crash.
A Los Angeles County attorney does not dispute that the photo was taken, but claims it was never published and has now been removed.