Vanessa Bryant and her legal team are making progress in their continued search for justice for her late husband, Kobe Bryant. Vanessa has won a key legal battle in her suit against Los Angeles County after photos from the scene of the horrific crash that killed her husband and daughter were leaked.

Bryant is suing for invasion of privacy and negligence. She says the sheriff’s and fire departments of L.A. County shared photos of human remains from the tragic accident that killed nine back in January of 2020. According to USA Today, Bryant’s request to compel testimony from L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and Fire Chief Daryl Osby will help bring truth and force the individuals in charge to publicly accept responsibility.

The county tried to block their testimony. Their legal argument was that department heads are not usually subject to deposition without extreme circumstances. Judge Charles Eick disagreed and granted Vanessa’s motion. Now, the sheriff and the fire chief must testify.

The judge has limited the depositions to four hours for each subject. Skip Miller, legal counsel for the County, said they disagree with the ruling but will comply with the judge’s order.

“While we disagree with the court’s decision, we will make both the Sheriff and Fire Chief available for deposition. Their testimony will not change the fact that there is no evidence any photos taken by County first responders have ever been publicly disseminated.”

Kobe Bryant passed away along with 13-year-old daughter Gianna in the helicopter crash. Since then, Vanessa has been working to continue her husbands legacy and trying to find legal relief where she can. Her search for accountability in this terrible accident continues with no end in sight. Vanessa recently honored her late husband’s inclusion on the NBA 75th Anniversary Team on Instagram.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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