Photographs of Kobe Bryant’s remains were shared by emergency services ‘for a laugh’, according to a lawyer for Bryant’s wife.
Vanessa Bryant filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County in September of 2020, about 8 months after her husband and 13-year-old daughter sadly died in a helicopter crash.
Vanessa’s legal team claimed that the first responders had taken and shared photographs of the scene.
The lawsuit reads that ‘sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, and members of the public’ had ‘gawked’ at the scene and that Vanessa “lives in fear that she or her children will one day confront horrific images of their loved ones online.”
The LA County has claimed the emergency team did not share any photographs from the scene but lawyer Luis Li opposed this claim during the trial on 10 August.
“They were shared by deputies playing video games,”
“They were shared repeatedly with people who had absolutely no reason to receive them.”
The legal team then presented security footage of an off-duty sheriff showing photos to a bartender and the pair laughing.