Kobe Bryant Family accepts nearly $29million from lawsuit over crash photos

Vanessa Bryant has settled a lawsuit regarding photos that were taken of husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna's remains at the site of their 2020 helicopter crash.

She has, 40, agreed to accept a $28.85 million settlement from Los Angeles County on Tuesday, February 28. 

 The settlement concludes her battle against the first responders she accused of unnecessarily sharing gruesome photos of the victims at the crash site.

Kobe died in January 2020 at the age of 41 alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna — and seven other passengers — when the helicopter they were traveling on crashed onto a hillside in Calabasas, California.

Vanessa and Chris Chester (who lost his wife Sarah and their 13-year-old daughter Payton in the crash) later filed a civil suit against Los Angeles County for emotional distress and mental anguish. 

After a two-week jury trial in August 2022, the California native and Chester were each given a 15million dollar settlement . The $28.85 million settlement includes Vanessa's initial award as well as funds to settle potential claims from her and Kobe's surviving daughters — Natalia, 20, Bianka, 6, and Capri, 3.

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