Though it seems extremely obvious, Vanessa Bryant is being forced to explain why those unauthorized photos taken of her husband and daughter’s remains have caused her so much pain.
According to reports from TMZ, Vanessa filed a declaration in her ongoing lawsuit with Los Angeles County. In the documents, she explains that she actually asked Sheriff Alex Villanueva, specifically, on the day of her late husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant’s helicopter crash to secure the site and not allow anyone to take photographs of what was left behind.
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She says she told the Sheriff, “If you can’t bring my husband and baby back, please make sure no one takes photographs of them.”
A month later, she learned Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters were sharing photos taken of Kobe and Gigi’s remains. Of course, Vanessa says hearing this infuriated her, also sending her into a constant cycle of distress they would leak and be disseminated online. She went on to say she has reason to believe at least 20 different people obtained copies of the photos, and despite the County’s assurance that they’d all been secured and scrubbed, she has strong doubts.