Vanessa Bryant Awarded $16 Million in Kobe Photo Trial


Vanessa Bryant was awarded $16 million in damages in her lawsuit towards Los Angeles County in a verdict introduced on Aug. 24, per the Los Angeles Instances. Her coplaintiff, Christopher Chester, was additionally awarded $15 million.

Vanessa and Chester had sued the county for emotional misery and psychological anguish, alleging that emergency personnel shared graphic photos from the helicopter crash that killed Vanessa’s late husband, Kobe Bryant, and the couple’s daughter Gianna, in addition to Chester’s late spouse, Sarah, and their 13-year-old daughter, Payton. The jury discovered that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division and Fireplace Division officers had shared the pictures of Vanessa and Chester’s deceased family members straight following the crash in conditions together with a cocktail hour and at a bar.

Final week, Vanessa took the stand for the primary time within the case and opened up about when she initially realized of the photographs being shared with unauthorized folks. ” . . . I broke down and cried and I simply wished to run down the block and scream,” she testified, in response to Individuals. “I can not escape my physique. I can not escape what I really feel.”

Vanessa celebrated the victory on Instagram, sharing a photograph of herself with Kobe and Gigi. “All for you! I really like you! JUSTICE for Kobe and Gigi! #Betonyourself #MambaDay 8•24•22,” she wrote. The day of the decision had beforehand been named Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles to mark the previous Los Angeles Laker’s two jersey numbers throughout his NBA profession: eight and 24.

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