Vanessa Bryant settles remaining Kobe crash photo claims for $28.9 million

Vanessa Bryant, center, widow of Kobe Bryant, exits a federal courthouse in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. A federal jury has ruled that Los Angeles County must pay Kobe Bryant's widow $16 million Photos of the NBA star's body at the scene of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed him. The jury returning Wednesday, August 24, 2022, agreed with Vanessa Bryant and her attorneys that their privacy was violated when lawmakers and firefighters shared photos of the remains of Kobe Bryant and her 13-year-old daughter Gianna made and shared. (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

Vanessa Bryant has settled her remaining claims against LA County. (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

The legal saga surrounding the photos taken of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site is over and the final payout for his widow, Vanessa Bryant, is $28.85 million. according to USA Today.

Vanessa has reportedly reached a settlement to end her remaining litigation and future claims against Los Angeles County over allegations that the sheriff’s department and fire department shared photos showing the aftermath of the fatal accident involving her husband and daughter Gianna .

She had previously won $15 million in federal court (initially $16 million before a jury discovered an error) In her first lawsuit against LA County, but that was not the end of the county’s exposure. The new settlement, which includes the money previously won, will also add Bryant’s children as plaintiffs to complete the deal.

The settlement is reportedly still subject to court approval.

Vanessa’s lawyer, Luis Li, said he hopes her victory will prevent similar cases in the future in an opinion:

“Today marks the successful culmination of Mrs. Bryant’s courageous fight to hold accountable those who have engaged in this grotesque behavior. She fought for her husband, her daughter, and everyone in the community whose deceased family was treated with similar disrespect. We hope that their victory in the process and this agreement will put an end to this practice.”

After her first win, Bryant pledged to donate the money to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. It is unclear whether the settlement money will meet the same fate. She and the other families with loved ones from the crash also reached out a confidential settlement in 2021 with the helicopter company involved in the crash.

Chris Chester, whose wife and daughter died in the crash, won $15 million in a parallel lawsuit against LA County and settled its remaining claims of nearly $20 million last year.

Per USA Today, Bryant and Chester still had clout after their court victories because they could have asserted claims by the State of California against the county that weren’t part of the process in federal court. The total cost of the scandal to LA County is now over $50 million when you add two $1.25 million settlements for the other families involved in the crash. Vanessa Bryant settles remaining Kobe crash photo claims for $28.9 million

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