Vanessa Bryant is celebrating the result of a civil case over photos of the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna and 7 others in January 2020.
A federal jury awarded Vanessa Bryant $16 million on Wednesday after an 11-day civil trial that went into graphic element about ugly photos that had been taken and shared. Chris Chester, a monetary adviser who misplaced his spouse and daughter in the identical crash, was individually awarded $15 million by the identical jury.
The verdict was reached on Wednesday, which coincides with Kobe Bryant Day (8/24) in Los Angeles, representing the jersey numbers the NBA legend wore throughout his 20-year profession with the Lakers.
“All for you! I love you!” Vanessa Bryant captioned a photo of herself, Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna all smiling. “JUSTICE for Kobe and Gigi! 8•24•22”
She added the hashtags #Betonyourself and #MambaDay.
KOBE BRYANT PHOTO CASE: Jury awards his widow $16 million in civil trial
Vanessa Bryant introduced this case to trial after submitting a lawsuit that accused county sheriff’s and hearth division workers of utilizing their private telephones to take and share gratuitous photos of human stays from the crash scene regardless of having no professional enterprise purpose for doing so.
On Tuesday, Vanessa Bryant and daughter Natalia Bryant, who attended the trial alongside her mom, celebrated on what would have been Kobe Bryant’s forty fourth birthday.
Contributing: Brent Schrotenboer
This article initially appeared on USA TODAY: Vanessa Bryant reacts to jury verdict in Kobe Bryant crash photo trial