Basketball player Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa - Carmen Valdes / Photo Image Press / VISUAL Press Agency

Vanessa Bryant wasted no time. Just under a month after the death of her husband Kobe and their daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash last January, the widow of the basketball champion filed a complaint against the company that chartered the aircraft, Island Express .

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In any case, this is what E! News, who had access to the legal documents filed by Vanessa Bryant. In particular, she states that although she could not determine the amount of non-pecuniary damage she suffered after the accidental death of her husband, she would have “lost hundreds of millions of dollars”, equivalent to what she would have gained Kobe Bryant if he had stayed alive.

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Vanessa Bryant therefore requests "economic, non-economic compensation, interest for damages, as well as punitive compensation", against the agents and employees of Island Express, including Ara George Zobayan, the pilot of the helicopter that crashed (and also died in the crash), which she said "should have used a degree of caution that an attentive pilot would have shown in similar circumstances".

Asked by E! News, the company Island Express did not wish to comment.


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