Vanessa Bryant won’t need to take a psych exam over graphic photos, judge rules
Vanessa Bryant and others are suing Los Angeles County over leaked graphic photos of Kobe Bryant’s crash site
Last month, Los Angeles County asked a judge to force Vanessa Bryant and others to take a psychiatric evaluation before they head to trial in the ongoing lawsuit between Bryant and the county.
- But U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick said Monday the motion to conduct an exam was untimely, per NPR.
- Multiple reports found Los Angeles County officers allegedly leaked graphic photos from the crash. These photos had been snapped by police officials at the crime scene.
- In September 2020, Vanessa Bryant and families with ties to those involved in the crash sued Los Angeles County, saying the graphic photo leak was a violation of civil rights and caused emotional distress, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
Attorneys for the county said Bryant had never seen the photos since they weren’t shared with the public. They hoped a psychiatric exam would show if they had emotional distress, according to NPR.