Why Kobe Bryant wife Vanessa Bryant get $29 million from LA court?

Vanessa, wife of the Late Kobe Bryant gets $29 million as damages awarded by a LA Court as the verdict to infringement of rights. Vanessa Bryant had filed the complaint against the law enforcement authority, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire Department for circulating mangled pictures of her husband and daughter after they succumbed to the injuries sustained from a helicopter crash.

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Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash – The background

Infamous singer Kobe Bryant met with an untimely death as a result of the helicopter crash among a few others including her daughter. The accident took place in 2020 on a Calabasas, California, hillside and photos that circulated in its aftermath by Los Angeles County Sheriffs and Fire Department.

The mingled pictures of the deceased had been a very sensitive issue for the late singer’s wife, Vanessa Bryant that led her to file a lawsuit against the Sheriff’s department. Seven others apart from the singer and her daughter were killed in the fateful incident, in which the law enforcement authorities had made the horrific pictures public.

Vanessa Bryant Lawsuit

The lawsuit filed by Vanessa was also seconded by fellow co-plaintiff, Christopher Chester, claiming that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire Department, had circulated pictures of the deceased insensitively.

After quite a few years of hard struggle, Vanessa and Chester ultimately prevailed against the Sheriff’s and the Fire Department officials as the verdict went in their favor, as the Court ordered the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire Department were asked to pay $29 million as damages.

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“Today marks the successful culmination of Mrs. Bryant’s courageous battle to hold accountable those who engaged in this grotesque conduct,” Luis Li, an attorney representing Bryant, said in a statement to CNN. “She fought for her husband, her daughter, and all those in the community whose deceased family were treated with similar disrespect. We hope her victory at trial and this settlement will put an end to this practice.”

Both the plaintiffs had claimed in the lawsuit that the circulation of the pictures in public caused them mental agony and distress apart from violating their rights to privacy, which has been upheld by a Los Angeles Court.


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