Jury Awards $31 Million in Lawsuit Against LA County Over Kobe Bryant Crash Photos

A jury has awarded Vanessa Bryant and co-plaintiff Christopher Chester $31 million in the lawsuit over photos from the crash that killed Kobe Bryant and nine others. After three hours of deliberation, the jury found the Los Angles County Sheriff and Fire Departments liable for infringing on the constitutional rights of Bryant and Chester who each lost a spouse and daughter in the crash in January of 2020. Bryant was awarded $16 million in damages and Chester was given $15 million. Following the verdict, Bryant hugged her attorneys while crying then embraced her daughter Natalia. She left the court house without making a statement.