Over the past few days, we have learned about several members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sharing graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant and seven others.
That revelation has led to Vanessa Bryant being “absolutely devastated,” according to TMZ Sports. Vanessa’s lawyer, Gary Robb per The Guardian added that his client specifically told the sheriff’s office on the same day as the crash that the “area be designated a no-fly zone and protected from photographers.”
“This was of critical importance to her as she desired to protect the dignity of all the victims, and their families,” Robb said on behalf of Vanessa. “At that time, Sheriff Alex Villanueva assured us all measures would be put in place to protect the families’ privacy, and it is our understanding that he has worked hard to honor those requests.”
He described the sharing of those photos an “unspeakable violation of human decent, respect, and the privacy rights of the victims and their families.” Vanessa’s lawyer stated that hose involved in the sharing of those sensitive pictures should “face the harshest possible discipline, and that their identities be brought to light, to ensure that the photos are not further disseminated.”
The crash on January 26th has been officially ruled an accident by the L.A. County Coroner where Kobe, Gianna, and seven others were traveling to a youth basketball tournament at the Los Angeles Lakers star’s Mamba Sports Academy facility.
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