Kobe Bryant’s wife is devastated that any first responders who arrived on the scene of her husband and daughter’s death would take a picture and share it with anyone, and now her famous friends are rallying around her and voicing their anger too.
Vanessa Bryant issued a statement on the matter and posted a copy of it on Instagram and several celebrities have taken to social media to support her during this time.
Lala Anthony sent Vanessa a message, saying, “This makes me so angry. In this fight with u V. ❤️”
‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Kyle Richards agreed and called the actions, “unbelievable,” and told Vanessa, “Thinking of you ❤️” — ‘RHOA’ star Nene Leakes also weighed in, posting ” ????????” in the comment section.
Supermodel Shanina Shaik agreed with the family’s position just how bad this situation is…saying, “I’m so sorry. This is horrific!”
Even adult star Kendra Lust sent Mrs. Bryant a message, telling her it’s “Unbelievable!!” adding, “Part of an officer’s job is integrity clearly if this is true he has none & should be fired. So sorry u even have to deal with this.”
Fans of Kobe are pissed that any officer or first responder would do something of the sort and lit up Vanessa’s IG page to let their voices be heard.
“Unfurling believable! Whoever took the photos and shared them should be exposed and fired immediately and lose their PENSIONS!!!!” one person said.
Another added, “I’m so sorry. This is inexcusable and deplorable. They should be held to the highest letter of the law and criminal action taken. I’m so sorry.”
As we reported, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department admitted eight of its deputies were involved in either taking, seeing, or sending photographs from the horrendous crash scene.
After the story broke that pictures were being shown of the remains of the victims, Vanessa Bryant’s lawyer issued a statement condemning the department and calling for an investigation.
“Our client, Vanessa Bryant, is absolutely devastated by allegations that deputies from the Lost Hills Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department publicly disseminated photos from the helicopter crash site,” the statement began.
It continued, “Mrs. Bryant personally went to the Sheriff’s office on January 26th and requested that the area be designated a no-fly zone and protected from photographers. This was of critical importance to her as she desired to protect the dignity of all the victims and their families. At that time, Sheriff Alex Villanueva assured us all measures would be put in place to protect the families’ privacy, and it is our understanding that he has worked hard to honor those requests.
“First responders should be trustworthy. It is inexcusable and deplorable that some deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s substation, other surrounding substations and LACOFD would allegedly breach their duty. This is an unspeakable violation of human decency, respect, and the privacy rights of the victims and their families. We are demanding that those responsible for these alleged actions face the harshest possible discipline and that their identities be brought to light, to ensure that the photos are not further disseminated. We are requesting an Internal Affairs investigation of these alleged incidents.”
The statement ended with Vanessa thanking the person who exposed the situation to the media, which reportedly was a bartender who was involved in a discussion with deputies over the photos.
The situation is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.