Vanessa Bryant Ordered To Provide Therapy Session Records In Lawsuit Against L.A. County
There has been an update in Vanessa Bryant’s ongoing legal battle against Los Angeles County.
As previously reported, Vanessa Bryant is engaged in an active lawsuit against L.A. County over sheriff deputies allegedly distributing post-mortem photos of Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
Recently, attorneys representing L.A. County sought to have records from Vanessa Bryant‘s therapy sessions admitted into the case. According to the county’s legal team, the records will show that the actual loss of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant–rather than the photos in question–is what caused her emotional distress. One lawyer stated:
“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.”
The attorney continued:
“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.”
In response, Vanessa Bryant‘s legal team has cited attorney-client privilege and fought against the request. However, news recently broke that the presiding judge has ruled in favor of L.A. County.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Eick reportedly ruled that the therapy records are relevant, as the lawsuit deals with the subject of emotional anguish. As a result, Vanessa Bryant has until Nov. 29th to provide L.A. County with the necessary documents.
This development comes about two weeks after the judge ruled that Vanessa Bryant would not be ordered to undergo a psychiatric exam.
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