Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa is seeking millions in compensation through a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff’s and fire departments for allegedly circulating photos of the NBA star’s corpse.
Bryant crash photos lawsuit to be heard by Los Angeles jury
Kobe Bryant was one of the most photogenic sports figures in Los Angeles and images of him seen by millions around the world – smiling in victory, grimacing in agony – keep his memory alive.
But his widow says some photos of him should never be seen – and she’s seeking unspecified millions in compensation for snapshots of the NBA star’s corpse.
The pictures were allegedly circulated after he was killed in a helicopter crash with his daughter and seven others in 2020.
Vanessa Bryant’s invasion of privacy trial against the Los Angeles County sheriff’s and fire departments begins Wednesday in a US District Court just over a mile from where Kobe played most of his career with the Lakers.