Vanessa Bryant Devastated Over Alleged Disseminated Graphic Photos of Crash Site


Vanessa Bryant is devastated by a report claiming that LA authorities shared some photos taken from the scene of the helicopter crash that killed his husband Kobe and their daughter, Gianna and seven other individuals last January.

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My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever. Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality. To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me. #Mamba #Mambacita #GirlsDad #DaddysGirls #Family ❤️

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According to the Los Angeles Times, deputies at the Los Angeles County sheriff shared graphic photos of the accident’s site, specifically in a hillside in Calabasas, California. They also quoted a public safety source who claimed that he saw one of the pictures on the phone of an official in a setting that absolutely had nothing to do with the crash’s investigation. Based on the Sheriff Department, this matter is presently under a thorough inquiry.

Vanessa’s lawyer said on Sunday that their client is devastated by these allegations wherein the Los Angeles County Fire Department and deputies of Lost Hills Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have taken and disseminated such photos from the crash site. The attorney further said that Vanessa herself went to the Sheriff’s office on the same day of the crash to request that the area should be designated as a no-fly zone. She also requested to have it protected from photographers.

According to the statement, it was very important for Vanessa to protect the dignity of all the victims and their families. During that time, Sheriff Alex Villanueva assured them that they would implement all measures to protect the families’ privacy and they understood that he worked hard to honor their requests.

On the other hand, Vanessa is grateful for that person who filed an online complaint and exposing such acts of injustice and for protecting human dignity.

Further, the statement mentioned that those first responders to the crash site should be trustworthy. They’re now demanding that those who are responsible for such violations should be disciplined and their identities are revealed to ensure that they will no longer disseminate these photos. Likewise, they request for an Internal Affairs investigation regarding these allegations.


Meanwhile, the Sheriff is aware of these allegations and is also disturbed by the idea that deputies could allegedly do such an insensitive act. The Department will conduct a thorough investigation to protect the dignity of the victims of the fatal helicopter crash as well as the dignity and privacy of their families.