Vanessa Bryant has enjoyed a string of legal victories in her lawsuit against Los Angeles County relating to the tragic death of her husband, NBA great Kobe Bryant and their daughter, Gigi. Kobe and Gigi were killed when Bryant’s helicopter crashed in January of 2020. The lawsuit pertains to county employees taking and sharing photos of her husband’s dead body at the scene.

According to TMZ, Vanessa tried to block the records from being released to the county, citing doctor-patient confidentiality. Bryant says she lives in constant fear and anxiety and that she suffers from insomnia and depression. The defense in the suit wants Bryant to prove that the photo leak was the cause of the emotional distress, not the accident itself.

The judge ruled that these records are relevant. The county was ruled to not be abusive or harassing in their seeking of the medical documents. Vanessa Bryant has until November 29th to produce the records to the defense team.

In addition to seeking justice in court, Vanessa has been trying to keep her husband’s legacy alive through several business endeavors. She’s even creating a wine in his honor called Vino, since both wine and Kobe improve with age. There is also a huge amount of merchandise in the pipeline that will pay tribute to the fallen basketball star.

Vanessa Bryant did win a related battle in court. She won’t be subject to a psychiatric evaluation that the defense requested. In lieu of that, Bryant will produce the records.

Previously, Vanessa Bryant sued the helicopter company and the pilot for failing to properly monitor and assess the weather. Bryant won the suit. It was just the first piece of justice in Vanessa’s ongoing battle to protect her husband’s legacy.

Michael Perry

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