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Photos graphiques des corps de Kobe Bryant et Gigi "trouvées sur les téléphones de HUIT flics’

EIGHT officers from the LA County Sheriff’s Department took photos of the grisly crash site where Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were killed, a lawsuit claims.

The deputies allegedly snapped photos of the dead children, their parents and coaches, according to the lawsuit filed last year by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles.

Vanessa Bryant filed a lawsuit against the LAPD Sheriff for inappropriate photos of Kobe and Gianna's death site in 2020

Vanessa Bryant filed a lawsuit against the LAPD Sheriff for inappropriate photos of Kobe and Gianna’s death site in 2020Crédit: AP:Presse associée
The photos reportedly show the bodies of the NBA legend, his daughter, and seven others who died in the crash

The photos reportedly show the bodies of the NBA legend, his daughter, and seven others who died in the crashCrédit: AP:Presse associée

Kobé‘s wife sued the LAPD sheriff after the graphic photos showed the remains of the NBA star and eight others who died in the helicopter crash in Calabasas, Californie.

No fewer than 8 sheriff’s deputies at the crash site, pulled out their personal cell phones and snapped photos of the dead children, parents and coaches,” says the lawsuit, lequel TMZ obtained a copy of.

The deputies took these photos for their own personal gratification.

Los Angeles County has now hit back in new court documents asking Vanessa to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether or not she’s actually been as distressed as she’s claimed.

USA aujourd'hui reports the filings read: “Despite putting their mental condition front and center in this case, Plaintiffs refuse to submit to independent medical examinations (IMEs).

“…The County brings this motion to compel IMEs of the Plaintiffs, which are necessary to evaluate the existence, extent and nature of Plaintiffs’ alleged emotional injuries.

“Plaintiffs cannot claim that they are suffering from ongoing depression, anxiety and severe emotional distress and then balk at having to support their claims.”

Deputies allegedly allowed their colleagues to see the photos that had no investigative purpose

Deputies allegedly allowed their colleagues to see the photos that had no investigative purposeCrédit: AP:Presse associée
At least eight deputies allegedly snapped photos of the dead children, their parents and coaches, according to the lawsuit

At least eight deputies allegedly snapped photos of the dead children, their parents and coaches, according to the lawsuitCrédit: Gene Blevins

Vanessa’s attorneys slammed the request, calling out the county for trying to force the evaluations on all of the surviving family, including “four teenagers, a 10-year-old child, and a 5-year-old kindergartener.”

The lawyers added in their response filings: “The County has resorted to scorched-earth discovery tactics designed to bully Plaintiffs into abandoning their pursuit of accountability.

Vanessa’s original lawsuit filing also alleges the crash photos were a topic of discussion within the sheriff’s department, as deputies allowed their colleagues to see the photos that had no investigative purpose.

A deputy showed off the crash site pics to a woman he was trying to impress at a bar, the lawsuit claims.

That’s when a bartender overheard the conversation and blew the whistle by reporting the information to the sheriff’s department.

An investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board examines the plane wreckage

An investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board examines the plane wreckageCrédit: Polycopié – Getty
LAPD Sheriff Alex Villanueva allegedly didn't tell the victims' families about the images, Vanessa claims in her filing

LAPD Sheriff Alex Villanueva allegedly didn’t tell the victimsfamilies about the images, Vanessa claims in her filingCrédit: AP:Presse associée

Dans Vanessa’s lawsuit, she claims Sheriff Alex Villanueva attempted to cover up the misconduct by going to the department substation that responded to the crash and told deputies they’d get off scot-free if they deleted the photos.

Villanueva allegedly didn’t tell the victimsfamilies about the imagestheir loved ones only learned of the scandal in the media after the story broke, according to the lawsuit.

The suit claims the Sheriff never gave the family clear answers, et maintenant Vanessa lives in constant fear that the devastating photos will leak to the public.

Charred parts from the doomed helicopter that crashed into a mountainside in Calabasas

Charred parts from the doomed helicopter that crashed into a mountainside in CalabasasCrédit: Reuters
Victim's families only learned of the scandal in the media after the story broke, the lawsuit claims

Victim’s families only learned of the scandal in the media after the story broke, the lawsuit claimsCrédit: AP:Presse associée
A search helicopter lands near the site where Kobe's Mamba Chopper crashed

A search helicopter lands near the site where Kobe’s Mamba Chopper crashedCrédit: Gene Blevins. 2019
Authorities search the scene for clues through thick plumes of smoke

Authorities search the scene for clues through thick plumes of smokeCrédit: LA County Sheriff
Local fire crews assisted in the search for all nine victims' bodies

Local fire crews assisted in the search for all nine victims’ corpsCrédit: LA County Sheriff

“Mme. Bryant feels ill at the thought of strangers gawking at images of her deceased husband and child, and she lives in fear that she or her children will one day confront horrific images of their loved ones online,” the documents said.

En août 24, 2022, a unanimous jury determined that Los Angeles County must pay Vanessa $16million over the photos.

The jury also awarded $15million to Vanessa’s co-plaintiff, Chris Chester, who lost his wife and daughter in the crash.

Vanessa shared Instagram photos of memorabilia pieces she collected during her late husband’s career last year amid the legal drama.

Included among the keepsakes are the NBA star’s high school jersey and warmups, which she said their family didn’t get back until 2013.

Among the other items are the Adidas sneakers Kobé wore during his championship run with the Los Angeles Lakers and the champagne-soaked locker room t-shirt he wore after winning the championship in 2001.

I keep EVERYTHING for my baby and our girls,” elle a ajouté.

Vanessa shared Instagram photos of Kobe memorabilia that she collected throughout his career

Vanessa shared Instagram photos of Kobe memorabilia that she collected throughout his careerCrédit: Instagram
She posed for a photo wearing her late husband's team jacket

She posed for a photo wearing her late husband’s team jacketCrédit: Instagram
Kobe's wife took a '#Keepsake' selfie in his high school basketball warm-up jacket

Kobe’s wife took a ‘#Keepsakeselfie in his high school basketball warm-up jacketCrédit: Instagram
A photo of the jersey worn by Kobe during the 2001 NBA Finals, the year he and the Lakers won the championship

A photo of the jersey worn by Kobe during the 2001 NBA Finals, the year he and the Lakers won the championshipCrédit: Instagram

The NBA icon and his 13-year-old daughter tragically died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020.

Kobe and Gigi were on their way to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice when the private helicopter went down in the Calabasas mountains northwest of Los Angeles.

Seven other passengers were also killed in the fiery crash.

Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in California on January 26

Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in California on January 26Crédit: Getty Images – Getty
Seven others died alongside the NBA legend and his daughter

Seven others died alongside the NBA legend and his daughterCrédit: Getty Images – Getty

Vanessa Bryant pays tribute to her late husband Kobe and daughter with two new tattoos