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Seeking Justice

Vanessa Bryant devastated over police sharing photos of the crash site

Gary C. Robb, legal counsel for the mother-of-four, releases a statement condemning the breach of privacy

 Vanessa Bryant  has been a pillar of strength since the passing of her husband  Kobe Bryant  and their 13-year-old daughter  Gianna  on Sunday, January 26. During this time, Vanessa has asked for nothing more than privacy as she and the families of the seven others who were aboard the helicopter navigate this difficult process. On Sunday, March 1, the mamá-of-four took to her personal social media profile to condemn the release of photos from the crash site of the helicopter in the hills of Calabasas, California. In a statement released by her lawyer Gary C. Robb, Vanessa is “devastated” by the total breach of privacy against the families affected by the tragic accident.

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Vanessa revealed at the memorial celebration in L.A. that her daughter Gianna loved to bake very professional-looking cakes for their family

In the statement shared by Vanessa, her legal counsel notes, “Our client, Vanessa Bryant, is absolutely devastated by allegations that deputies from the Lost Hills Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department publicly disseminated photos from the helicopter crash site. Mrs. Bryant personally went to the Sheriff’s office on January 26th and requested that the area be designated a no-fly zone and protected from photographers.

The statement continues, “This was of critical importance to her as she desired to protect the dignity of all the victims, and their families. At that time, Sheriff Alex Villanueva assured us all measures would be put in place to protect the families’ privacy, and it is our understanding that he has worked hard to honor those requests.

We are requesting an Internal Affairs investigation of these alleged incidents. Mrs. Bryant is grateful to the individual who filed an online complaint exposing these acts of injustice, and for the choice to protect human dignity,” Vanessa’s legal counsel explains before sharing his contact information so that anyone with additional information may reach out.

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Kobe and Vanessa were together for almost 20 years

See the full statement below!

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 CORRECTED: The department at issue is the Los Angeles County Fire Dept (LACoFD) NOT the LAFD KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(repost: BUSINESS WIRE)--Statement From Gary C. Robb, Legal Counsel on Behalf of His Client, Vanessa Bryant: Our client, Vanessa Bryant, is absolutely devastated by allegations that deputies from the Lost Hills Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department publicly disseminated photos from the helicopter crash site. Mrs. Bryant personally went to the Sheriff’s office on January 26th and requested that the area be designated a no-fly zone and protected from photographers. This was of critical importance to her as she desired to protect the dignity of all the victims, and their families. At that time, Sheriff Alex Villanueva assured us all measures would be put in place to protect the families’ privacy, and it is our understanding that he has worked hard to honor those requests. First responders should be trustworthy. It is inexcusable and deplorable that some deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s substation, other surrounding substations and LACOFD would allegedly breach their duty. This is an unspeakable violation of human decency, respect, and of the privacy rights of the victims and their families. We are demanding that those responsible for these alleged actions face the harshest possible discipline, and that their identities be brought to light, to ensure that the photos are not further disseminated. We are requesting an Internal Affairs investigation of these alleged incidents. Mrs. Bryant is grateful to the individual who filed an online complaint exposing these acts of injustice, and for the choice to protect human dignity. We ask that anyone else who has information as to the facts underlying these alleged grievous and shameful incidents contact our office at 816–474-8080 or email via www.robbrobb.com

 

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