Judge Says Kobe’s Widow Won’t Have to Undergo Mental Exam

Los Angeles County sought to compel psychiatric evaluations for Vanessa Bryant and others to determine if they truly suffered emotional distress over photos of the crash scene and bodies.

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FILE - Investigators work the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter, in Calabasas, Calif., on Jan. 27, 2020. A federal judge ruled Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, that Bryant’s widow won't have to undergo psychiatric testing for her lawsuit over graphic photos of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, her 13-year-old daughter and others. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow won’t have to undergo psychiatric testing for her lawsuit over graphic photos of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, her 13-year-old daughter and others, a federal judge ruled Monday. Los Angeles County sought to compel psychiatric evaluations for Vanessa Bryant and others to determine if they truly suffered emotional distress over photos of the crash scene and bodies that her lawsuit said were taken and…

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