Vanessa Bryant Speaks After $16 Million Victory Over LA County
Vanessa Bryant closed the book on his legal battle against Los Angeles County.
According to court documents obtained by E! News February 28, the 40-year-old and county officials “entered into a settlement agreement to resolve the claims expressed by Vanessa Bryant.” Vanessa used to be awarded $16 million after a jury found that his privacy was invaded when the authorities shared unauthorized photos from 2020 helicopter crash who killed her husband Kobe Bryant and their 13 year old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant.
In the filing, Vanessa’s legal team noted that “the settlement agreement also resolves similar claims” from her and Kobe’s daughters. Natalia20, Bianca6, and Capri3. It is conditional on the approval of the court regarding his minor children.
The family will receive nearly $29 million as part of the settlement, according to Mira Hashmallpartner at the Miller Barondess law firm and lead trial counsel for LA County in the case.
“We believe the settlement approved by the Board in Bryant’s case is fair and reasonable,” he said in a statement to NBC News. “The $28,850,000 settlement includes a verdict rendered by a federal jury in August 2022, and further resolving all outstanding issues related to pending legal claims in state court, future claims by Bryant’s children, and other costs, that the each party is responsible for their own attorney’s fees.”