LOS ANGELES — Vanessa Bryant had found a measure of closure in February 2020 after the emotional, tribute-rich memorial for her late husband, the basketball star Kobe Bryant.
Then, days later, as she relaxed at home with friends and her younger daughters, Ms. Bryant learned that sheriff’s deputies had privately shared photos of victims’ remains at the site of the helicopter crash that killed Mr. Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, along with seven other people.
Ms. Bryant bolted from her home, she testified in a Los Angeles federal courthouse on Friday.
“I felt like I wanted to run down the block and just scream,” she said. “But I couldn’t escape. I can’t escape my body.”