Vanessa Bryant is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from a California helicopter company after the deaths of her husband, 41-year-old Kobe Bryant, and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.
Back in February, Vanessa filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Island Express Helicopters Inc. and the estate of pilot Ara Zobayan. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of negligence that contributed to the deaths of Bryant, his teenage daughter Gianna, and seven other passengers, including a failure to check weather conditions prior to the flight and flying into foggy conditions in which the pilot was not cleared to operate an aircraft.
In new documents added to her lawsuit, Vanessa made it clear that she is looking to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in the settlement.
‘As a result of Kobe Bryant’s and GB’s deaths, Vanessa Bryant seeks economic damages, non-economic damages, prejudgment interest, punitive damages, and other relief as the Court deems just and proper,’ the new filing reads.
“Although the total specific amount of personal injury damages that Plaintiff seeks is TBD, Kobe Bryant’s future lost earnings equal hundreds of millions of dollars,” the filing adds.
The fatal helicopter crash occurred on Jan. 26 in Calabasas, California. Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others were on their way to a basketball practice at his Mamba Sports Academy when the helicopter crashed, killing all of them.