Vanessa Laine Bryant (L) and Kobe Bryant show up at the 2019 Child2Newborn Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell at 3LABS on November 09, 2019 in Culver Metropolis, California.
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Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, filed a lawsuit Monday against the company that owned the helicopter that crashed, triggering the dying of her husband, 13-year-outdated daughter, Gianna, and 7 others last month.
The wrongful loss of life lawsuit was filed shortly before a memorial services, described by Vanessa as”a Celebration of Lifestyle,” for the NBA legend and his teenage daughter was predicted to attract thousands to the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
The lawsuit alleges Island Express Helicopters set the helicopter in the air when situations have been not protected for flying.
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The fog in Los Angeles was so dense on the working day the Sikorsky S-76B went down that the Los Angeles Law enforcement Office grounded its helicopters until finally the afternoon, LAPD spokesman Joshua Rubenstein mentioned at the time. The department involves 2 miles of visibility and an 800-foot cloud ceiling, he stated.
The lawsuit also statements the pilot was flying at a pace of 180 mph in the dense fog.
Bryant is looking for punitive damages. It is unclear what compensatory damages she is trying to find.