- Jun 6, 2018
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Vanessa Bryant and others who lost family members in the January 2020 helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant sued Los Angeles County over leaked photos of the crash scene that were allegedly shared.
"Los Angeles County is demanding that a judge force Vanessa Bryant and others to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before a lawsuit they filed against county officials goes to trial. The lawsuit is over those alleged leaked images of the crash that were reportedly shared by emergency responders. Families of the crash victims filed the lawsuit in September 2020 and are requesting undisclosed damages. Among their claims are violations of their civil rights and privacy and emotional distress.
Attorneys for the county said compelling the plaintiffs to undergo a doctor's evaluation is necessary "to evaluate the existence, extent and nature of Plaintiffs' alleged emotional injuries." "Plaintiffs cannot be suffering distress from accident site photos that they have never seen and that were never publicly disseminated."
And the county has a point -- how can you as a family member claim you are suffering emotional grief from something if you never seen the photos?? If some of the first responders at the scene had the opportunity to make some quick cash by selling photos of the mangled bodies of your children; how does that cause any family member any distress or suffering? We already ask our first responders to do enough, why sue them for taking advantage of a crisis and getting some financial benefit from it?? LA County has already been forced to pay out over 70 million already to families for police brutality, unlawful detentions and other stuff -- cut them a break.