Vanessa Bryant just got a lot more money from Los Angeles County after his first $15 million win last year… another $13 million or so, in fact, which is now his kids.
Kobe BryantVanessa’s widow has settled with LA County, for a total of $28.8 million – according to her attorney, who says it resolves both Vanessa’s original complaint and subsequent award… as well than any potential future claims of her surviving daughters.
It’s unclear when, but it appears Vanessa changed her original lawsuit to add 20 years Natalie6 years White and 3 years Corsair as potential petitioners on the road. Namely, if the alleged sharing of photos of the remains of their father and sister of the helicopter crash in 2020 was causing them increasing stress over the years, they could choose the right time and sue.
Vanessa’s lawyer, Luis Li, says, “Today marks the culmination of Ms. Bryant’s courageous battle to hold accountable those who engaged in this grotesque conduct.” He adds: “She fought for her husband, her daughter and all those in the community whose deceased family was treated with the same disrespect. We hope that her victory at trial and this settlement will put an end to this practice. “.
You’ll remember…Vanessa was actually put on trial for this, to take a position with a moving testimony on how the thought of these photos of Kobe and gigi‘s body, possibly publicly disclosed, tortured her – which a jury ultimately accepted.
They awarded him $16 million …but a mil was later reversed due to a clerical error. Vanessa and her team had previously announced that she would be to give money from that to his Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation – and in light of that, there is more to be done.
Kobe and Gianna were among 9 people who died in the helicopter crash that day.