Vanessa Bryant Settles Crash Photo Lawsuit

The family of the late Kobe Bryant has agreed to a 28.5 million dollar settlement with Los Angeles County.

The settlement relates to a lawsuit over deputies and firefighters sharing grisly photos of the NBA star, his 13-year-old daughter and other victims killed in a 2020 helicopter crash.

The figure includes a newly agreed upon payment from the county of $13.5 million along with the $15 million a federal jury awarded Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, at a trial in August.

Today marks the successful culmination of Mrs. Bryant’s courageous battle to hold accountable those who engaged in this grotesque conduct, Luis Li, Bryant family attorney, via statement. She fought for her husband, her daughter, and all those in the community whose deceased family were treated with similar disrespect, Luis Li, Bryant family attorney, via statement.

The attorney representing L.A. County referred to the settlement as “fair and reasonable.”. We hope Ms. Bryant and her children continue to heal from their loss, Mira Hashmall, attorney representing L.A. County, via statement.

The agreement also resolves any future claims by Bryant’s three surviving daughters.