Vanessa Bryant Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Helicopter Company

Ameera Butt
February 24, 2020 - 7:30 am

The wife of the late Kobe Bryant has filed a wrongful death suit against the helicopter company.

The public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, is set to begin shortly at Staples Center.

Vanessa Bryant filed the lawsuit against Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp., whose helicopter Kobe and eight others were on when it crashed in Calabasas on Jan. 26.

According to a Los Angeles Times story, the lawsuit is alleging "that pilot Ara Zobayan, who also died in the crash in Calabasas, failed “to use ordinary care in piloting the subject aircraft” and was “negligent.”

The complaint was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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