In a deposition of obtained by The New York Times, Vanessa Bryant detailed studying that her husband, Kobe, and daughter, Gianna, had died in a helicopter crash in January 2020. Bryant was being questioned by a lawyer representing Los Angeles County.
Bryant is suing the county and a few of its businesses for emotional misery that she says was brought on by emergency medical staff who took photographs of the human stays from the crash web site and shared them.
Bryant, 39, stated that her assistant knocked on her door at 11:30 a.m. the morning of the crash on Jan. 26, 2020. She was dwelling along with her two youngest daughters whereas her oldest was in a university prep class and her second oldest, Gianna, was with Kobe, who was taking her to a basketball recreation.
The assistant advised her there was a helicopter crash however 5 folks had survived. Bryant assumed her husband and daughter have been among the many survivors. She was later bombarded with texts that learn “R.I.P. Kobe” as she continued to try to name her husband to no avail.
“My life won’t ever be the identical with out my husband and daughter,” Bryant stated, per the deposition.
She was unable to fly to the crash web site as a result of climate, so Lakers basic supervisor and Kobe’s former agent, Rob Pelinka, drove her to the sheriff’s station. There, Bryant says no person would reply when she requested questions relating to her husband and daughter.
Lastly, she stated that Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva got here with a publicist. Bryant stated she needed privateness and the publicist was requested to depart. Villanueva then confirmed the information that each Kobe and Gianna didn’t survive the crash. A complete of nine people were on board with no survivors.