Vanessa Bryant ‘Absolutely Devastated’ At Allegations Deputies Shared Photos From Kobe & Gianna Bryant’s Crash Site

Vanessa Bryant ‘Absolutely Devastated’ At Allegations LA Deputies Shared Photos From Kobe & Gianna Bryant’s Crash Site

Vanessa Bryant is speaking out, addressing allegations that the Los Angeles sheriff’s department allegedly shared photos the helicopter crash that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna Bryant and 8 others.

She shared the statement on her social media, which was released by Vanessa’s attorney, Gary C. Robb.

In one part of the statement, it reads:

“First responders should be trustworthy. It is inexcusable and deplorable that some deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s substation, other surrounding substations and the LAFD would allegedly breach their duty. This is an unspeakable violation of human decency, respect, and of the privacy rights of the victims and their families.”

As previously reported, on Feb. 28th, deputies released a statement addressing reports saying that they are “deeply disturbed at the thought deputies could allegedly engage in such an insensitive act”.  Capt. Jorge Valdez, the head of the bureau, said that an investigation into the department will be first priority,

“A thorough investigation will be conducted by the department, with the No. 1 priority of protecting the dignity and privacy of the victims and their families.”

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Ara George Zobayan

Last month (Feb. 24th), Vanessa filed a lawsuit against the helicopter company, Island Express, claiming that the company could only fly under certain safety conditions, which weren’t in effect the day of the Jan. 26 accident. It was previously reported that fog may have been a factor in the accident and the pilot was flying in blinding conditions before the accident.

She asked for damages for “pre-impact” terror, which is the emotional distress her husband and daughter experienced when the pilot tried to get to safety just ahead of the Calabasas, Calif. accident.

It’s not clear how much she’s suing for. She did request punitive damages, with allegations that the pilot and Island Express were reckless.

Last month, a memorial was held.

What are your thoughts about Vanessa Bryant’s statement? Let us know in the comments! 

Authored by: Gregory Molette