Kobe Bryant’s Widow Sues Helicopter Operator for Fatal Crash (1)

Feb. 24, 2020, 7:46 PM

Kobe Bryant’s widow sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in California last month, killing the retired basketball legend, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others.

Vanessa Bryant is seeking compensatory and punitive damages from Island Express Helicopter Inc. for negligence, according to a complaint submitted Monday in California Superior Court in Los Angeles. The lawsuit has yet to be processed and accepted by the court.

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant at the Academy Awards in 2018.
Photographer: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Kobe Bryant, 41, his daughter, Gianna, and the others were killed when the Sikorsky S-76B helicopter slammed into the side of a brush-covered hillside while flying through dense clouds near Calabasas, California....

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