Federal Judge Denies Request to Dismiss Lawsuit Involving Photos Take of Kobe Bryant’s Fatal Crash Scene

The lawsuit was filed by Vanessa Bryant.

A federal judge in California has denied a request from LA county to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant. The lawsuit is over photos taken at the scene of Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash in January of 2020. Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed when a helicopter they were traveling in crashed into a hillside in Calabasas. The suit filed by Vanessa in September of 2020 claims pictures taken at the scene were shared by county fire and sheriff’s department employees in settings irrelevant to the investigation. The suit seeks undisclosed damages, claiming civil rights violations, negligence, emotional distress and violation of privacy. Lawyers for LA county requested the suit be dismissed in November. The trial is set to begin as soon as next month.