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Vanessa Bryant’s $16 million award in her lawsuit against Los Angeles County is for a good cause.
Kobe Bryant Plans According to Los Angeles Times
reported by Alene Tchekmedyian, donating the money to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization “dedicated to creating a positive impact for underserved athletes, boys and girls in sports”. It was established “through the vision and loving memory of Kobe and Gianna Bryant,” who died in a tragic helicopter crash in January 2020.
Bryant said she donated the money to the foundation “to illuminate Kobe and Kat Ji’s legacy”, according to Tchekmedyian. Attorney Luis Li said in a statement:
“From the beginning, Vanessa Bryant has only sought accountability, But our legal system does not allow her to enforce better policies, more training, or officer discipline. These measures are the responsibility of sheriffs and fire departments – and Mrs. Bryant’s efforts have exposed the gross inadequacy of these responsibilities, and even pardons Offenders.”
Chris Chase Tert, who lost his wife Sarah and daughter Payton in a car accident, also received $15 million for the following reasons The Mamba Sports Foundation was established in 2016 and saw Kobe Bryant win five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers after he retired from the NBA shortly after finishing a 20-year career. It was renamed the Mamba and Mambasita Sports Foundation in 2020 because Gianna Bryant was a rising basketball star herself. The foundation “provides funding and athletic programming for underserved athletes to participate in school and/or league sports , enriches social-emotional and physical development,” according to its website.
On Wednesday, Kobe Bryant won a battle against Los Angeles for photos taken by first responders at the crash site where Kobe, Gianna and seven others died. County Fire and Sheriff’s Department lawsuit.
At least eight sheriffs took pictures of the bodies of Kobe and Gianna Bryant with their personal cellphones at the crash site, and share with others. Tchekmedyian previously reported that since the photos were shared, most of the reps have received new phones and the photos have been deleted.
The verdict just arrived on the day after Kobe Bryant’s August 23rd birthday. It also happens to be August 24, known as “Kobe Bryant Day” because he wore two numbers during his historic NBA career.
“It’s all for you! I love you! Justice for Kobe and Gigi,” Bryant responded to the verdict on Instagram Wednesday.
After California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an invasion of privacy bill in September 2020 and created After “Kobe,” it is now illegal for first responders to share photos of dead people at crime scenes, except for official law enforcement purposes. Bryant Act. “