Kobe Bryant’s widow on Monday sued the owner of the helicopter, who crashed in the fog last month, killing the former Los Angeles Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter.
The false death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant at the Los Angeles Supreme Court said the pilot was flying in cloudy conditions on January 26, being careless and negligent, and should stop the flight.
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Pilot Ara Zobayan was among the nine people who died in the accident.
The case calls Island Express Helicopters Inc. and also targets Zobayan’s legal representative, which is listed only as “Doe 1” until a name is identified.
Vanessa Bryant’s case claims that Zobayan is negligent in eight different ways, such as not being able to properly assess the weather, flying under conditions that it doesn’t clean and not controlling the helicopter.
The case was held as a public memorial for his daughter Kobe Bryant, and all victims, including Zobayan, were held in the arena where Bryant played most of his career.
Island Express calls seeking comments were not answered and their voicemail was full.
The company said on its website on January 30th that the accident shock wanted it to suspend service until it is suitable for staff and customers.
The National Transportation Safety Board investigates the cause of the accident that occurred on a slope in Calabasas at the foot of the Los Angeles County.
Emotional scenes at the Kobe Bryant monument
The monument to Bryant and his daughter Gianna on Monday drew an exit crowd at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
The event started with Beyonce’s singing ‘XO’ and ‘Halo’. An emotional Jimmy Kimmel told the audience many Kobe murals that have been around the city since his death last month.
Bryant’s widow Vanessa spoke to people’s eyes, giving an intimate portrait of her husband and daughter while speaking.
She said that he saw Kobe as the famous and basketball legend – Kara Mamba of the world, but he was the best friend and protector for him.
Vanessa described her as a loving husband, and her father was devoted to a compassionate heart whose “daddy’s MVP”.
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He liked to watch romantic movies with them and put them to bed every night.
“God knew that they could not be in this world without each other. “She had to bring them home to bring them together,” Vanessa said, closing her words.
“Baby, you take care of my Gigi. And there are Nana [Natalia], BB [Bianca] and Coco [Capri]. We are still the best team.
“We love and miss you, Boo boo and Gigi. Until one day, the two of you sleep peacefully and have fun in paradise. We love and miss you both. Forever and always. Mom.”
Vanessa said that with Kobe, they plan to renew their vows and travel the world together.
They talked about how they expect their children to become “cool grandparents” after they become their own children.