Vanessa Bryant has been coping with extra than simply the emotional aspect of dropping husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna within the January 2020 deadly helicopter crash — she’s been battling a number of authorized fits since their deaths.
The basketball legend died on the age of 41 on January 26, 2020, alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and 7 different passengers when the helicopter they have been on crashed right into a hillside in Calabasas, California.
The late NBA participant is survived by his spouse and their three different daughters, Natalia, Bianka and Capri. Following affirmation that Kobe and Gianna have been among the many deceased passengers within the wreck, Vanessa launched a press release by way of Instagram about her household’s heartbreak.
“There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved,” she wrote in January 2020. “We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon.”
She continued, “I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever.”
The following month, Vanessa sued the helicopter company for negligence and the pilot Ara Zobayan, who additionally died within the accident, for his function within the crash. The mannequin later filed a lawsuit towards the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in September 2020 for negligence, invasion of privateness and intentional infliction of emotional misery after images of the deceased surfaced regardless of her alleged requests to include the scene.
Amid her two court docket circumstances associated to Kobe and Gianna’s deaths, Vanessa was sued by her mom, Sofia Laine, for allegedly kicking her out of her residence, which Vanessa and Kobe paid for forward of his passing.
Scroll right down to see the place all of Vanessa’s lawsuits stand at present — and what she revealed in her deposition:
This is an ongoing article that was initially printed in October 2021 and final up to date on Tuesday, November 16.