Ciara and Monica Join Vanessa Bryant and Daughter at Kobe Bryant Crash Site Trial

Ciara and Monica Join Vanessa Bryant and Daughter at Kobe Bryant Crash Site Trial

Ciara and Monica Join Vanessa Bryant and Daughter at Kobe Bryant Crash Site Trial

As the Vanessa Bryant versus the county of Los Angeles trial continues, the widow of
Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant was shown emotional support from two recording artists earlier this week.

According to People, singers Ciara and Monica came to the courtroom accompanying Bryant in support of her during her trial where she sued the county. She filed the lawsuit in 2020, alleging that she and her family have suffered severe emotional distress after discovering that Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies took photographs of the accident scene where her husband, Kobe, daughter Gianna, and other passengers and pilots crashed and perished. The pictures of the nine victims who died that day in January 2020 were allegedly shared with acquaintances of the first response team that arrived after the deadly crash.

The two singers were also joined by Bryant’s daughter, Natalia Diamante. The New York Post reported that the three women were sitting behind Bryant as an internal officer, Captain William Jaegar from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department testified on the witness stand during the trial.

Whenever there were graphic discussions pertaining to the remains of the bodies at the scene of the helicopter crash, the women all left the courtroom to avoid hearing about the details. They only returned to the court when Bryant’s attorney came to inform them that that portion was completed.

Another family member of one of the deceased passengers on the helicopter that fateful day had also sued Los Angeles County with a similar claim. Chris Chester, whose wife and daughter, Sarah, and Payton had also perished in the accident. US District Judge John Walter consolidated his lawsuit with Bryant’s.

The popular retired basketball player was killed in a helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Ara Zobayan, Sarah Chester, and Payton Chester.

Bryant was a five-time NBA champion, a two-time Finals MVP, and the 2008 Most Valuable Player. During Bryant’s career, he made the All-Star team 18 times. He was the youngest player to ever reach 30,000 points. Bryant retired from the NBA in 2016 and scored an NBA-season-high 60 points in his final game.

Ciara and Monica Join Vanessa Bryant and Daughter at Kobe Bryant Crash Site Trial

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