Los Angeles County needs Vanessa Bryant and members of her household to undergo psychiatric examinations as part of the continuing authorized battle centered across the lawsuit she filed final 12 months.
USA Today reports that in a current court docket submitting, the county requested for Kobe Bryant’s widow and members of their household to undergo the exams, with their argument being that any emotional misery argued within the lawsuit is because of the deadly January 2020 helicopter crash that killed the NBA legend, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and 7 different passengers.
In associated authorized paperwork, the county argues that such impartial medical exams are “vital” to find out the “existence, extent, and nature” of alleged emotional misery.
“Plaintiffs can’t declare that they’re affected by ongoing melancholy, nervousness, and extreme emotional misery after which balk at having to help their claims,” the county states.
USA At the moment additionally reviews that legal professionals representing Vanessa Bryant are preventing the county’s try at requiring the exams.
In September of final 12 months, Bryant filed a lawsuit towards the Los Angeles County Sheriff and his division as a result of leaked images of the crash.
Final March, in response to NBC News, Bryant known as out the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Division for not releasing the names of the deputies, writing in her Instagram tales, “They need their names to be exempt from the general public. Anybody else dealing with these allegations can be unprotected, named and launched to the general public.” She would later win her case towards the sheriff’s division and had the names launched.