After this devastating tragedy that’s rocked the world collectively, the president of Kobe, Inc. is asking for privacy, stating plainly that the inaccurate reports are only adding to the family‘s pain.
According to CNN, all the so-called “unnamed sources and blind quotes” cited by the news-media following the deaths of the NBA star and 8 others are not coming from the family, Molly Carter, president of Kobe Inc., said in a statement delivered to news outlets.
“To this point, no one has been authorized to speak on behalf of the family regarding any personal details surrounding Sunday’s tragedy, including stories related to the family’s previous air travel decisions,” Carter said. “We ask members of the media for respect and responsible judgment during this difficult time. These inaccurate reports only add unnecessary pain to a grieving family.”
Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, made her first and only public statement on the loss of her husband and daughter on her Instagram Wednesday, where the 37-year-old thanked the public for their prayers and condolences but also asked for privacy for the grieving families as well.
“My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them,” she wrote.