“January 26, 2020 was the worst day of Vanessa Bryant’s life. The county made things worse. They sprinkled salt on the open wound and rubbed it.”
That’s what Bryant’s attorney, Louis Lee, said as soon as he testified last Wednesday in California’s Central District Court.
It was the first day of a lawsuit filed by his client, Kobe Bryant’s widow, against Los Angeles County for Photos taken at the scene of the helicopter crash that killed the NBA superstar, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others on January 26.
Vanessa Bryant alleges that members of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office and the Los Angeles Fire Department took pictures on their cell phones in the Calabasas Mountains, west of the city, and shared them during and at locations unrelated to the investigation, including a bar and an awards ceremony.