Vanessa Bryant Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Helicopter Company Over Fatal Crash

Ameera Butt
February 24, 2020 - 10:16 am

Vanessa Bryant, the wife of the late Kobe Bryant, has filed a wrongful death suit against the helicopter company that crashed and killed her husband and eight others on January 26 in Calabasas. 

The public memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna took place at Staples Center Monday morning. 

Vanessa Bryant filed the lawsuit against Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the lawsuit alleges 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.