Vanessa Bryant, the widow of the late great Kobe Bryant, has revealed that she plans to donate arises from the $16 million judgment. Based on the LA Times, Bryant gives portion of the lump sum to the late NBA legends Mamba and Mambacita Foundation honoring her husbandand late daughter, Gianna.
Earlier this week, a LA federal jury ordered LA County to cover a complete of $31 million to Bryant and Chris Chester, who lost his daughter and wife in exactly the same crash. The families were rewarded for the mental anguish due to photos of the crash victims bodies that sheriffs deputies and firefighters made public. Bryant was awarded $16 million and Chester $15 million.
Following the verdict, Bryants attorney Luis Li revealed Bryants plans to shine a light on Kobe and Gigis legacy with her substantial donations.
Right from the start, Vanessa Bryant has sought only accountability, but our legal system will not permit her to force better policies, more training or officer discipline, Li stated. Those measures will be the responsibility of the sheriffs and fire departments responsibilities that Mrs. Bryants efforts have exposed as woefully deficient, even giving amnesty to the wrongdoers.
Although his statement didn’t specify the money the building blocks would receive, he continued to talk about that Bryant is deeply grateful to Ralph Mendez and Luella Weireter, who spoke up concerning the Sheriffs Department and Fire Departments photo sharing. Mendez testified a deputy was revealing crash scene photos to a bartender in Norwalk, while Weireter revealed that firefighters were sharing the photos at an awards gala in Universal City.
Li concluded, It really is Mrs. Bryants hope that important civil rights case will put to an end this abhorrent and callous behavior.
Kobe Bryant founded The Mamba Sports Foundation in 2016. The charity, that provides sports education to underserved athletes, was later renamed in 2020 to The Mamba and Mambacita Foundation honoring Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who died alongside him in the January 2020 helicopter crash.