On August 12, Pelinka testified that he had seen Vanessa suffer panic attacks “on many occasions” due to the presence of the unauthorized photos. While Rob notes that Vanessa – who is also a mother to the children Natalia19, Biancaand 5 and capri3 – “Always realizing to be strong and brave in front of her daughters,” he said, Vanessa is wracked with sadness and anxiety behind closed doors.
Vanessa’s trial comes just under two years after she filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County officials. In the complaint obtained by E! News at the time, Vanessa claimed that several deputies had taken photos of remains at the crash site and sent them to their colleagues, one of whom was seen in surveillance footage showing his phone to a waiter.