Vanessa Bryant, wife of Lakers legend late Kobe Bryant recently reacted to Island Express, the company which operated during Kobe’s accident receiving funding through the Cares Act. They received a sum of $608,838 through the Cares Act funding. This act provides payroll support for different air services for the continuation of payment of employee wages, salaries, and benefits.
The company that operated the helicopter that caused the Kobe Bryant crash received $603,838 in CARES Act funding in May.
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Vanessa Bryant recently posted a Forbes article which talked about Island Express receiving money through the Cares Act. She also filed a lawsuit against the pilot Ara Zobayan and his Employer Island Express. The crash happened due to disorientation caused by fog.
Vanessa Bryant has also been pushing for a bill that outlines safety measures. The “Kobe and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act” requires aircraft to be equipped with several safety measures. She claims that the bill if implemented would save many lives.
“I strongly urge that the United States Congress pass a federal law that would improve the safety of helicopters operating in this country,” said Vanessa Bryant, according to TMZ Sports.
The accident took away loved ones from their loved ones. The implementation of the “Kobe and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act” could probably help in avoiding similar accidents.