L.A. County Issues Court Filing Against Vanessa Bryant
Written by BET on May 20, 2021
Los Angeles County is accusing Vanessa Bryant of conducting a fishing expedition that’s taking first responders away from their jobs and subjecting them to harassment.
Kobe’s widow filed a lawsuit towards the county for negligence and invasion of privateness, accusing county sheriff and fireplace division workers of improperly sharing images from the 2020 helicopter crash that killed her husband, daughter Gianna, and 7 different folks. In response, L.A. County is suggesting in a brand new court docket submitting this week that Bryant goes too far in her seek for info.
“This simple case, with undisputed details, has was a fishing expedition that’s taking first responders away from their jobs — and subjecting them to public harassment and threats,” a submitting submitted in federal court docket stated, in response to USA Today. “Defendants are desirous to have their day in Court docket and put an finish to this.”
Attorneys for the county declare Bryant is taking a “scorched earth” strategy to acquiring info over the crash and her lawsuit is searching for the deputy defendants and “make an instance of them to the group” after she stated they shared images of the victims’ stays “with none authentic governmental function.”
Moreover, Bryant has requested the court docket to increase the cutoff date for the invention of proof within the case. She’s petitioned to increase that deadline from August to February. The county says there’s no foundation for an extension.
“Plaintiff has devoted numerous hours to meaningless discovery disputes and posting recklessly concerning the Defendants on social media—all whereas taking the place that her 50 depositions can not start till she has each single doc within the County’s possession,” the submitting said. “That isn’t diligence. There isn’t any foundation for modifying the scheduling order.”
Vanessa Bryant filed an preliminary lawsuit final yr, however amended it in March to incorporate the names of 4 sheriff’s deputies she claims shared images of the accident. She then posted the names on Instagram and highlighted them with a pink field drawn round them.
L.A. County stated Bryant has served 126 RFPS (or requests for manufacturing) and that the county defendants have accomplished seven doc productions containing 29,941 pages.