“She, of course, was prepared with her speech either way, but keeping her tentative was a matter of how emotional she was and how comfortable she felt in that moment to make the speech. Nobody knew if she was going to do it until [Jimmy] actually announced her.”
Vanessa Bryant is also taking legal action against the helicopter company, Island Express, involved in the crash.
She alleged that the company was given the green light to fly under the heavy foggy conditions that were a factor that day. She accused Ara George Zobayan, the pilot, of flying 180 miles per hour and failing to avoid “natural obstacles” during the flight.
She’s requesting damages for the emotional trauma Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant experienced just moments before the crash. She’s also suing for loss of love, affection, care, society, service, comfort, support, right to support, companionship, solace or moral support and expectations of future support and counseling. She also asks for funds to pay for the burial and funeral.
The amount she’s suing for hasn’t been reported.
Prayers for Vanessa Bryant, her family, and the loved ones of all those impacted!