Vanessa Bryant – LA County Requests Her Therapy Records In Lawsuit Over Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Photos
Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit against LA County intensifies as the county’s attorney continues to go after her emotional wellbeing. As previously reported, Vanessa Bryant filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County for allegedly sharing post-mortem photos of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant following the helicopter crash.
According to documents filed on Friday, Nov. 6th, LA County is requesting Vanessa Bryant’s, the wife of late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, therapy sessions for as early as January 2012.
As part of their defense, the county says the records will show that Vanessa Bryant’s emotional distress was ultimately caused by the loss of her husband and daughter and not the alleged shared photos.
The county’s attorney added,
“Mrs. Bryant seeks millions of dollars in damages for severe emotional distress, anxiety and mental anguish allegedly caused by the public dissemination of photographs, which has not happened. She also seeks damages for Defendants’ allegedly ‘compounding the trauma’ of losing her husband and daughter.”
“Plaintiff claims she is depressed and has trouble sleeping. Her damages claims are premised entirely on these mental and emotional injuries. Plaintiff’s therapy records go directly to her emotional condition, which she has put squarely at issue in this lawsuit.”
Bryant’s attorney reportedly called the new motion, ‘abusive and harassing.’ She added,
“Mrs. Bryant should not be forced to choose between the privacy of her therapy records and holding County employees accountable for their unconstitutional conduct.”
News of the motion comes just a few days after a judge decided that Vanessa Bryant would not have to undergo a psychiatric exam, which LA County requested for the same reason.
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