Vanessa Bryant, the wife of late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, reached a $28.85 million settlement with Los Angeles County over photos taken of the scene of the deadly 2020 helicopter crash, resolving all claims involving the county.
Mira Hashmall, lead trial counsel for Los Angeles County in the case, said in a statement: “We hope Ms. Bryant and her children continue to heal from their loss.” The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement, she added.
The settlement brings to a close the ongoing litigation between Vanessa and the county after first responders took photos of the site of the crash site in Calabasas, near the Southern California coast, northwest of Los Angeles, where Lakers icon Kobe Bryant, 41, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant and seven other people were killed. They then proceeded to later share the photos with others.
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The settlement includes the $15 million awarded to Vanessa by a jury in August, Hashmall said. The settlement also put an end to all outstanding claims in state court and any future claims by the Bryant children, she said.
Vanessa Bryant net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bryant has a net worth of $600 million, largely owing to Kobe Bryant’s earnings both on and off the court. This net worth is not including the recently awarded damages to Vanessa.
Vanessa Bryant age
She was born on May 5, 1982,
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Vanessa Bryant husband
Vanessa got married to Kobe on April 18, 2001. On December 16, 2011, Vanessa filed for divorce from Kobe, citing irreconcilable differences. Thirteen months later, the Bryants called off the divorce. The couple had four children together. On January 26, 2020, Bryant’s husband and their daughter Gigi died in the Calabasas helicopter crash.
Vanessa Bryant career
In 2007, Vanessa and her husband founded the VIVO Foundation which was later renamed the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation. It is a charity that supports increasing a global perspective among young people. The couple was also donor of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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In 2020, following her husband and second-oldest daughter’s deaths, Bryant changed the name of her husband’s Mamba Sports Foundation to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation in honor of her daughter. It supports poor child athletes.
In May 2021, Bryant launched a Mambacita line of clothing in honor of her daughter Gianna, in partnership with a female-owned brand, Dannijo. All proceeds go towards the Mambacita Sports Foundation. Bryant was the president and chief executive officer of Granity Studios.
Bryant worked with Baby2Baby to provide support for women and children in poverty.
Vanessa Bryant family
Vanessa is of Mexican descent Her parents divorced when she was a baby. After her parents’ divorce, her biological father moved to Baja California. She has an older sister, Sophie. In 1990, her mother, who was a shipping clerk at an electronics company, married Stephen Laine, who was a middle manager at the same electronics company where she worked.
Her family’s home was in Garden Grove, California, and she resided with her step-grandfather Robert Laine in Huntington Beach, California.