Judge denies dismissal motion over Kobe Bryant photos

It seems that only yesterday the world learned about the tragic death of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, which tragically turned the lives of many people.

Much has happened in connection with the tragic deaths of Kobe and Gianna Bryant.

Last but not least, the judge denies Los Angeles County’s request to dismiss the lawsuit over leaked photos of Kobe Bryant.

Scroll down to find out why.

January 26, 2020 has become a black day for the whole world.

NBA star Kobe Bryant and his thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant were killed when their helicopter crashed into a hillside in California.

It started out as a routine trip to one of Gianna’s basketball games.

Kobe, forty-one, and his daughter, who was herself a budding basketball player, were accompanied in a private helicopter by Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Carey, their teenage daughter Alissa, Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton; and Christina Mauser, assistant coach.

Since childhood, she participated in team warm-ups, and, judging by her skills, demonstrated on the court, she was waiting for a brilliant basketball career.

Their flight began in a clear sky over Orange County …

But in the end he was faced with such a thick fog that he almost blinded the drivers on the freeway. Visibility was so poor that the LAPD stopped their helicopter fleet.

In his last message before the crash, the pilot told air traffic control that he was gaining altitude to avoid the cloud layer …

Witnesses on the ground reported seeing the helicopter fly through a layer of clouds and fog seconds before it crashed.

Since then it has been revealed that the helicopter was falling at a speed of about twenty-three miles per hour …

And crashed into a hill in a “bang,” according to the NTSB.

And even faster, rumors began to appear about Kobe and Gianna.

It was really excruciating …

Not only because Kobe most often used helicopters as transport, but also because the crashed plane actually took him to his last Lakers game in 2016.

Offerings quickly poured in from all over the globe …

But, of course, all attention quickly turned to Kobe’s surviving wife and daughters.

He left his wife Vanessa Bryant and three remaining daughters, Natalia, Bianca and Capri.

After the accident, Vanessa wrote on Instagram: “I didn’t want to express my feelings in words. My brain refuses to admit that both Kobe and Gigi are gone. I cannot handle both at the same time. It’s like I’m trying to come to terms with Kobe’s departure, but my body refuses to accept that Gigi will never come back to me. It doesn’t seem right. “

Almost 2 years later, Vanessa shared a moment when she learned about the death of her husband and daughter …

Vanessa is currently suing the Los Angeles Police Department for emotional distress after officers at the crash site were found to have taken and shared photographs of the human remains.

However, according to BuzzFeed, lawyers hit back at Vanessa’s claims …

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Stating that the photographs were not “leaked to the media and posted on the Internet” and that she would need to prove that the photographs taken caused her emotional distress.

Following her lawsuit, which was filed last September, Vanessa shared a moment when she learned of the tragic accident …

During her testimony at Zoom, she recalled the events that took place before she learned of their death.

According to the transcript received New York TimesVanessa said her assistant informed her about the helicopter crash at 11:30 …

“[Our assistant] told me that there was an accident and that there were five left alive, ”said Vanessa. “And I asked her if everything was okay with Gianna and Kobe. And she said she wasn’t sure. She did not know.

Around the same time that Vanessa was informed of the accident, TMZ had already posted news of Kobe’s death …

Vanessa further explained that she tried several times to call her husband: “I called my mother and asked her to find me with my daughters Bianca and Capri. I told her that I needed her to get home. I needed to get to Los Angeles. “

She continued …

“As soon as I was on the phone with my mom, I held my phone because apparently I was trying to call my husband back and all these notifications started popping up on my phone saying ‘Rest in peace Kobe. RIP Kobe. Rest in peace, Kobe. ”

After Vanessa was inundated with disturbing social media posts, she took her daughter Natalia from her acting class and headed to Los Angeles …

“I chose [Natalia] and I told her that Dad and Gigi had an accident. Not to worry. “I’m sure they’re okay because five survived.” And I’m sure Dad and Gigi are fine, ”she said.

According to Vanessa, the police did not give her any information about the crash, but instead advised her to go to the police station closest to the crash site in Malibu …

More than an hour and a half later, at 1:30 pm, Vanessa and Natalya finally received an update on the crash, where Sheriff Alex Villanueva gave them the dire news that they were both dead.

Upon learning of their tragic death, Vanessa told the sheriff …

“If you cannot get my husband and child back, please make sure no one is taking pictures of them. Please secure the area. “

Then he told her: “Everything is fine. The area is safe. Umbrella over the territory. “

During her testimony, Los Angeles County attorneys asked Vanessa to describe what caused the “emotional distress” and whether she personally saw the disturbing photographs taken …

“Emotional distress means that not only do I have to mourn the loss of my husband and child, but for the rest of my life I’ll have to fear that these photos of my husband and child will leak,” she said. said.

Vanessa continued …

“I don’t want my little girls or I to ever see their remains in this matter. I also don’t think it’s right that the photographs were taken in the first place, because it’s already hard enough that I have to experience this heartache and this loss. ”

What a devastating thing to prove. We hope that Vanessa and her daughters will be able to recover from this unimaginable tragedy.

And it seems that soon they will have such a chance.

Because the judge turned down a request to dismiss the suit over leaked photos of Kobe Bryant.

Photos show Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant, his daughter, at the crash site where they both died.

E News received court documents stating that the judge dismissed the motion to dismiss the claim over the photographs because: “There are genuine issues of material fact for the trial,” according to the judge.

And we cannot imagine how hard it is for Vanessa and her children to mourn the passing of Kobe and Gianna, as well as fight a terrible lawsuit.

Moreover, Los Angeles County lawyers have opposed Vanessa’s case, saying that they do not agree with her decision to sue them.

“The fact remains that the county was not responsible for the loss of Ms. Bryant, and as promised on the day of the crash, none of the county’s photos from the scene were released to the public,” attorney Skip Miller said. E News

But Vanessa didn’t have any of that.

And it is right.

“It pisses me off that people I trusted to protect the dignity of my husband and daughter abused their position to get mementos of their deaths, as if having photographs of their remains makes them special.” – Vanessa said

And then she talked about what Kobe would have done if it had been the other way around.

She explained that he would not accept what happened: “He would never have allowed it to happen, and offenders would never dare to do what they did, and I feel that now it is my job to protect them by demanding responsibility for the people who violated it. and our little girl.

We are incredibly sorry that you have to go through this.

And we miss Kobe and Janna every single day.

What do you think about this situation?

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