Vanessa bryant will have to share some of her medical records with LA County – the judge says the documents are fair game because she raised the issue of her “emotional distress”.
Kobe bryantThe ‘widow had sought to prevent the county from accessing her medical records, citing doctor-patient privilege in relation to her visits with a psychotherapist. As you know, Vanessa is sue LA County on sheriff’s deputies sharing photos from the crash site that included the remains of the victims.
She said that knowing the photos were being broadcast caused her “constant fear and anxiety”… and that she had trouble sleeping and was depressed.
County defense attorneys requested Vanessa’s medical records because they wanted to determine whether her trauma was caused by the alleged leaked photos or by the tragic helicopter crash itself.
In the ruling, the judge said the medical records were relevant and the county was “not abusive or harassing” in asking for them. The judge gives Vanessa until November 29 to hand over the documents.