Pilot's Brother Blames Kobe Bryant & Passengers For Fatal Helicopter Crash

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Berge Zobayan, the brother of pilot Ara Zobayan who was flying the helicopter, which crashed killing Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, and seven others -- has filed a lawsuit blaming them for the crash.

According to documents, Zobayan claims that "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 suit comes as Vanessa Bryant filed a wrongful death suit. She is "seeking compensatory and punitive damages stemming from a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on or about January 26, 2020, which resulted in the deaths of Kobe Bryant and GB, minor."

Vanessa is also suing the sheriff's department after the photos from the helicopter crash were leaked.