Kobe Bryant crash photo lawsuit: LA County sheriff, fire chief ordered to testify

  • Source: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
  • Published: 10/27/2021 01:11 AM

A Los Angeles federal judge Tuesday granted Vanessa Bryant's motion to compel depositions of Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Fire Chief Daryl Osby in her lawsuit against the county over photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash scene allegedly taken and circulated by sheriff's deputies. In a ruling obtained by City News Service, U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick sided with Bryant, saying her purpose in seeking the depositions "is neither abusive nor harassing." Bryant sued Los Angeles County last year, alleging that she and her family suffered severe emotional distress after discovering that sheriff's deputies snapped and shared gruesome photos of the helicopter crash scene where her Laker legend husband died, along with their daughter and seven other people.


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