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During Kobe Bryant’s photo trial, the bartender’s addresses claim to have laughed when he was shown photos of the crash site.

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Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit against Los Angeles County, which focuses on first responders who allegedly circulated photos of the scene of the fatal helicopter crash of her husband Kobe and daughter Gianna in 2020, suffered several delays in the preliminary stages. Clearly, the early days of the pandemic postponed many court dates, including this one, and the mountain of initial evidence presented by both Vanessa’s legal team (who was reprimanded for sharing so much) and the defense needed to be analyzed further before the afternoon . However, I am now finally in front of a jury. In the final development of the trial, a witness bartender responds to the claim that he laughed when he was shown the footage.

TMZ reports that Victor Gutierrez confirmed in court on August 12 that Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Joey Cruz offered to show him photos of the crash site at the Baha Grill in Los Angeles, where Gutierrez works. Apparently, he and other employees there, as well as passers-by in the bar, saw the gruesome footage which allegedly included the remains of the nine victims. However, the bartender testified that the deputy’s actions were not malicious, in his opinion of him, but only to relieve some of the burden of what he had seen.

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Kobe Bryant’s widow’s lawyer waived cross-examination of the witness. In particular, they asked Víctor Gutiérrez if he found the images funny at the time. He denied, but the surveillance video from the bar was later shown in court with Gutierrez that he would be laughing at the time. He again denied the insinuations, adding that anyone who found humor in the footage would be “psychotic”.

The reason the bar scenario was raised in court is because Vanessa Bryant claims that county officials’ release of footage of the crash site violated her right to privacy, compared to footage of deceased relatives. Additionally, it has been established that the possibility of these now public gruesome photos appearing on her online feed at any time without her consent is causing Bryant emotional distress.

The mocking posts on social networks are, in fact, at the heart of the cause in question. The judge ruled ahead of trial that some messages Vanessa Bryant received online after the incident were “certainly relevant as provocations” and thus potential evidence of emotional distress. However, some were declared ineligible for trial because Bryant received them before she became public that Los Angeles County first responders had circulated something, so they became largely “hearsay.” “in that case.. However, a message threatening to” leak Kobe’s body “and a message with an aerial view (presumably of the county) are among those that count as evidence.

When the trial began on August 11, according to the outlet, the plaintiff’s legal team (which now includes a trial expert from Johnny Depp and Amber Heard) released opening statements detailing the eight agents who took the shot. photos of the bodies of the deceased bodies. . . According to the stories, the photos were released by the speakers at an awards gala, shared with a woman in a bar and scattered among their relatives. As a result, Kobe Bryant’s wife was seen openly sobbing in court that day.

It’s only been two days so far in what should be a 10-day trial, but it will clearly be an exciting affair for those close to the former NBA legend, who Klay Thompson recently paid tribute to at the ESPY Awards. More updates on the case are sure to come sooner rather than later.

Source: Cinemablend

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