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Vanessa Bryant & Daughter Natalia Have Had To Block Instagram Fan Accounts - Find Out Why

Vanessa Bryant has revealed that she and her eldest daughter Natalia have blocked some fan accounts on Instagram.

On her Instagram Story, the wife of the late Kobe Bryant told fans that there have been instances of the two of them blocking some fan accounts because it’s still too painful to see pictures of Kobe and Gianna, who was only 13, when she died alongside her dad and others in a helicopter crash in January.

“Thx so much for all the [love],” Vanessa wrote over the weekend. “@nataliabryant and I have unfortunately had to block fan pages because it’s been really hard to go online and constantly see pics of our beloved Gigi and Kobe under every single square of our explore pages.”

She added, “Blocking the fan pages has helped change the algorithm. We [love] you all but please understand that we had to do this for our own healing not because we don’t appreciate your [love].”

Just recently, Vanessa revealed she got two tattoos in honor of Gigi and Kobe.

Vanessa Bryant Gets 2 Tattoos in Honor of Kobe & Gianna

Vanessa Bryant has revealed that she got two tattoos in honor of Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant.

Vanessa worked with tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado, who made a house call to give her the tattoo on her neck (in honor of Kobe) and the tattoo on her wrist (in honor of Gigi).

She did not reveal what either of the tattoos said or depicted.

“I wanted my boo boo’s @kobebryant sweet message transferred on me. ❤️ @nikkohurtado came through for me. Thank you! #inked #messagetransfer #BooBoo #throwback #tattooinmyhallway #QueenMamba #MambaMentality,” Vanessa captioned one of the videos.

Vanessa Bryant Is Seeking Millions in Damages in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Helicopter Company

Vanessa Bryant is suing a helicopter company following the deaths of her husband Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Island Express Helicopters after the company’s pilot Ara Zobayan flew a helicopter that crashed and killed all passengers on board, as well as the pilot.

People obtained the court documents and it does not specify the amount of damages being sought by the Bryant family, but it was estimated that the family has lost “hundreds of millions” in future earnings because of the loss of Kobe.

“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 documents say.

Last week, Vanessa celebrated what would have been Gianna‘s eighth grade graduation.

Vanessa Bryant Celebrates What Would Have Been Gianna Bryant's 8th Grade Graduation

Vanessa Bryant is celebrating an emotional milestone.

The 38-year-old wife of Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter crash alongside their daughter Gianna, posted a special message for Gianna on Friday (June 5).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Vanessa Bryant

“Congratulations on your 8th grade graduation Gigi. I love you forever and always. I’m so proud of you. ❤️, Mommy #classof2020,” she captioned a photo of Gigi‘s name surrounded by flowers.

Days before, Vanessa spoke out on behalf of her late husband, posting a photo of the basketball star wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt amid global protests denouncing systemic racism and police brutality. See what she wrote…

Check out Vanessa Bryant‘s tribute…

Kobe Bryant & Daughter Gianna's Official Cause of Death Revealed, Four Months After Crash

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has released the coroner’s report for all of the victims who passed away in the January 26 helicopter crash, including Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter Gianna.

Nearly four months after the crash, the cause of death for both Kobe and Gianna has been revealed.

The deaths are all considered to be accidental and the passengers died of “blunt trauma,” according to E! News.

It was also determined that the pilot, Ara Zobayan, was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. TMZ says that the report said, “Toxicological testing did not detect the presence of alcohol or drugs of abuse. Substances tested for include: benzodiazepines, cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, opioids, phencyclidine, and amphetamines.”

Vanessa Bryant and family members of other passengers on the helicopter have sued the estate of the pilot and charter company Island Express.

The helicopter company responded to the lawsuit just the other day.

Helicopter Company Responds to Kobe & Gianna Bryant Death Lawsuit, Says They Knew Risks Involved

Island Express, the company that owned the helicopter that crashed carrying Kobe Bryant, his then 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and 7 other passengers, killing them all, has released a statement about the crash via court papers.

Kobe‘s wife and Gianna‘s mom Vanessa Bryant filed a lawsuit against the company and the pilot, citing “negligence by the pilot and the aircraft’s operating company” as the reason for the crash, as the conditions were not ideal to fly that day.

The company just responded to Vanessa‘a papers, and they are saying (via TMZ), “Kobe Bryant and GB [Gigi] had actual knowledge of all of the circumstances, particular dangers, and an appreciation of the risks involved and the magnitude thereof, and proceeded to encounter a known risk, and voluntarily assumed the risk of the accident, injury … thereby barring or reducing [Vanessa's] claim for damages.”

The company also called the crash an “act of God” and it was the result “of an unavoidable accident.” The pilot was reportedly going 180 mph when the helicopter crashed.

The company also added that flying is “inherently dangerous.” They did not explain how a 13-year-old minor would be able to assess the risk.

A representative of the pilot of the helicopter that crashed also responded to the lawsuit and you have to see that statement.

Kobe Bryant's Helicopter Crash: Late Pilot's Rep Blames Passengers for Tragic Accident

A representative for late pilot Ara George Zobayan, who was flying the aircraft that crashed in late January, killing Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and 7 other passengers, has issued a shocking response to Vanessa Bryant‘s lawsuit claiming plaintiff negligence is the reason for the crash.

The representative of pilot Ara George Zobayan issued a response to Vanessa Bryant‘s lawsuit against Ara and the helicopter company, Island Express, saying (via TMZ), “Any injuries or damages to plaintiffs and/or their decedent were directly caused in full or in part by the negligence or fault of plaintiffs and/or their decedent, including their knowing and voluntary encounter with the risks involved, and that this negligence was a substantial factor in causing their purported damages, for which this answering defendant bears no responsibility.”

The response does not directly address how the passengers could have possibly been negligent during the flight.

Vanessa‘s lawsuit cited the “negligence by the pilot and the aircraft’s operating company.” In her documents, Vanessa says that pilots and law enforcement had been grounded on the day of the crash due to the conditions, but the pilot requested – and received – permission to fly.

According to the papers filed by Vanessa, Island Express’ FAA operating certificate did not allow pilots to fly during conditions like those on the day of the crash. The pilot had already allegedly been cited by the FAA for violating this rule in the past.

The pilot was reportedly flying at 184 mph in foggy conditions before the terrible accident.

Vanessa has been dealing with so much since this tragedy, and we wish their family continued support during this time.