Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa has publicly identified four Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies accused of sharing explicit photos of the Calabasas helicopter crash that killed her husband, daughter and seven others.
According to the court documents, the photos of the crash site were widely shared among law enforcement authorities who had no reason to possess them for any investigatory purpose. The litigation describes the circulation of graphic photos of the victims’ bodies as a form of “morbid gossip.”
Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled Bryant could obtain the names of the four deputies after she filed a complaint to reveal their identities. She sued the Sheriff’s Department in September.