I'm calling for accountability" Kobe Bryant's wife reveals the pain, harassment and resentment

In her deposition Vanessa Bryant details the morning her husband and daughter were killed as well as their daughter's death and the L.A. County

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Following the death of her husband Kobe Bryant's widow frequently was flooded with disturbing images via social media about the crash of the helicopter which killed Kobe Bryant, the NBA legend along with their daughter of 13 years as well as seven others in the transcription of the deposition of Vanessa Bryant of her case in the case against Los Angeles County.

The photos that are believed to be released by county employees, are the basis of an Federal lawsuit Vanessa Bryant filed last year against the county as well as several departments.

Bryant in her lawsuit, which alleges privacy violations and privacy invasion, has stated in court documents that she was in "severe emotional distress" that added to the grief of losing her husband and daughter Gianna. The lawsuit alleges that firefighters, among them first responders and sheriff's deputies, shared photos of Kobe Bryant's remains with bartenders and distributed "gratuitous photos of the dead children, parents and coaches."

"Nothing compares. Nothing's close to this. I lost my husband and child. That was the worst thing imaginable," she stated in her deposition that was recorded via videoconference earlier this month.

Los Angeles County is seeking to require psychiatric tests to Vanessa Bryant and others to find out if they really were suffering from emotional distress. Bryant's lawyers claim in court documents that the exams can be "cruel"; the county claims the tests are "a routine part of the discovery process."

In her testimony, Bryant revealed intimate and emotional details about the day that her husband and their infant were killed. She kept stopping to calm herself or to hold her hand towards the computer's display to block images that were disturbing the site of the crash.

"I do not want my little girls or I to ever have to see their remains in that matter," Bryant stated. "Nor do I think it's right that the photographs were taken in the first place, because it's already tough enough that I have to experience this heartache and this loss. But now to live the rest of my life having to fear those photographs surfacing is something that I have to deal with every single day."

Bryant told me that the morning of January. 26th, 2020 began as any other day for parents of four kids.

Kobe Bryant flew with Gianna in an aircraft that flew them from Orange County to Thousand Oaks for her basketball game , while Vanessa Bryant stayed home with their two children. A fourth child is studying to take her entrance examinations.

at 11:11 a.m., Vanessa Bryant discovered from the family's assistant that there was a crash of a helicopter. Her life hasn't changed since then, she told.

"Grief isn't linear. Every day is different, and I try my best to put a smile on my face for my little girls," Bryant stated. "I want them to live in the love and not in the loss. And I make a conscious effort to try to portray that everything's fine for them."

Bryant initially believed that her daughter and husband had been hurt. She went to the airport with hopes of flying a helicopter to accompany them, but was informed that bad weather had prevented taking off.

Then, she sat in a car for two hours before driving across Orange County to Malibu, close to the site of the crash. Then, she was waiting for nearly two hours until Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva personally announced the heartbreaking announcement.

According to her testimony, Bryant pleaded with Villanueva to ensure that nobody took photographs. He assured her that the location was secured as per court documents.

After Villanueva had confirmed that the loved ones of her had been murdered and he questioned Bryant what he could help her in any way she replied.

"And I said: 'If you can't bring my husband and baby back, please make sure that no one takes photographs of them. Please secure the area,'" Bryant stated. "And he said: 'I will.' And I said: 'No, I need you to get on the phone right now, and I need you to make sure you secure the area.'"

Villanueva, she added that he walked out of the room and assured she was assured that his area was secured after he returned.

Villanueva has not yet responded to a request for comments. Villanueva has been in the middle of numerous scandals. These include his insistence on not enforcing coronavirus regulations and accusations of shootings that killed people, excessive force the deputy gangs, and other misconduct in the department of sheriffs.

The county announced that it was filing a motion asking Bryant to be subjected to an independent mental health assessment to determine if the photos that were leaked created emotional distress. Independent tests can be "necessary to evaluate the existence, extent and nature of Plaintiffs' alleged emotional injuries," the county stated.

Bryant's lawyers claimed the motion was part county's "scorched earth discovery tactics designed to bully Plaintiffs into abandoning their pursuit of accountability."

Bryant stated in her testimony: "I just don't understand why someone would not have a semblance of respect for life or compassion, and instead, decide to use the opportunity to take pictures of vulnerable and helpless people for their own amusement.

"I want accountability," she added.