Kobe Bryant’s family has reached an almost $29m (£24m) settlement after police shared images of the basketball star’s helicopter crash.
kobe His daughter Gianna and seven others in their Helicopter crashes near Los Angeles in 2020.
Sheriff’s Deputies and Firefighters Horrible photos taken and shared The remains of Kobe and 13-year-old Gianna.
Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, will now receive $28.5 million from Los Angeles County, including A jury awarded her $16 million After the trial over photos leaked last year.
At trial, Ms Bryant testified that news of the photos added to her grief over the loss of her husband and daughter.
She said she wanted to start grieving the loss of her husband and daughter, but was faced with “new fears” after learning of photos leaked a month after the accident.
“I felt like I wanted to run, run down the block and scream,” she said. “It was like wanting to run off the pier and jump into the water.
“The problem is I can’t escape, my body can’t escape.”
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A sheriff’s deputy shared photos of Bryant’s body with a bartender while he was drinking, and firefighters circulated the photos to each other at a banquet, the court heard.
In March 2021, Ms. Bryant shared the names of four sheriff’s deputies who she said had distributed “unpaid photos of dead children, parents and coaches.”
She claims the photos were taken and shared “for no reason other than pathological gossip”.
California has since passed a state law prohibiting first responders from taking unauthorized photographs of people who have died in accidents or crime scenes.