Judge Says Kobe’s Widow Won’t Have to Undergo Mental Exam

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Investigators enactment    the country   of a chopper  clang  that killed erstwhile  NBA hoops  subordinate    Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter, successful  Calabasas, Calif., connected  Jan. 27, 2020. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Investigators enactment the country of a chopper clang that killed erstwhile NBA hoops subordinate Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter, successful Calabasas, Calif., connected Jan. 27, 2020. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES—Kobe Bryant’s widow won’t person to acquisition psychiatric investigating for her lawsuit implicit graphic photos of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the hoops star, her 13-year-old daughter, and others, a national justice ruled Monday.

Los Angeles County sought to compel psychiatric evaluations for Vanessa Bryant and others to find if they genuinely suffered affectional distress implicit photos of the clang country and bodies that her suit said were taken and shared by region sheriff’s deputies and firefighters.

Epoch Times Photo Vanessa Bryant speaks during a solemnisation of beingness for her hubby Kobe Bryant and girl Gianna successful Los Angeles, connected Feb. 24, 2020. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo)

U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick said that the county’s question to compel an valuation was untimely. Bryant’s invasion-of-privacy suit is scheduled to statesman successful February.

Kobe Bryant, girl Gianna, and 7 others were killed connected Jan. 26, 2020, erstwhile the chopper they were aboard, connected their mode to a girls hoops tournament, crashed successful the hills westbound of Los Angeles amid foggy weather. Federal information officials blamed aviator mistake for the wreck.

Epoch Times Photo Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his girl Gianna ticker the U.S. nationalist championships swimming conscionable successful Irvine, Calif., connected July 26, 2018. (Chris Carlson/AP Photo)

Bryant’s suit contends archetypal responders, including firefighters and sheriff’s deputies, shared photographs of Kobe Bryant’s assemblage with a bartender and passed astir “gratuitous photos of the dormant children, parents and coaches.”

Bryant, successful a deposition, had said that “for the remainder of my beingness I’m going to person to fearfulness that these photographs of my hubby and kid volition beryllium leaked.”

The justice past week said the region sheriff and occurrence main indispensable springiness depositions successful the case.

Attorneys for the region had argued that Bryant had ne'er seen the photographs and they weren’t shared publically and wanted to find whether she genuinely had suffered affectional distress.

They had sought to necessitate Bryant and different household members of the radical who were killed successful the crash, including children, to acquisition psychiatric evaluations arsenic autarkic aesculapian examinations.

The Associated Press

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