Vanessa Bryant, the widow of the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, is now filing a lawsuit against LA county sheriff’s deputies after they allegedly shared images of the body of her husband with strangers after his death.
Kobe Bryant died in helicopter crash in 2020.
As The New York Post reports:
Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, filed an amended lawsuit Wednesday that reveals the names of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who allegedly shared graphic images of the helicopter crash site where her husband, daughter and seven others died last year.
In a series of Instagram posts, Bryant shared several pages of the federal lawsuit she has filed against LA County, the LA County Fire Department, the sheriff’s department and four deputies: Joey Cruz, Rafael Mejia, Michael Russell and Raul Versales…
Bryant’s suit accuses deputies of sharing photos of the Jan. 26, 2020, crash site in Calabasas, including images of her husband and 13-year-old daughter Gianna’s bodies.
“According to the Sheriff’s Department’s subsequent investigatory report,
one deputy in particular took between 25 and 100 photos of the crash scene on his
personal cell phone, many of which had no conceivable investigatory purpose and
were focused directly on the victims’ remains,” the court documents state.