Wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant sues helicopter operator


Posted at Feb 25 2020 03:58 AM

Vanessa Laine Bryant speaks during a public memorial for her late husband, NBA great Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a helicopter crash on January 26, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, U.S. this February 24, 2020. Lucy Nicholson, Reuters

The wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the operator of a helicopter that crashed, killing him, his daughter Gianna and seven others, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.

News of the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court surfaced as thousands of fans gathered at the Staples Center to pay homage to Bryant and his daughter nearly a month after their deaths.