Vanessa Bryant Donates Proceeds From $16M Lawsuit To Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation

Vanessa Bryant

Vanessa Bryant Donates Proceeds From $16M Lawsuit To Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation 

Vanessa Bryant is using her lawsuit winnings to continue Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant’s legacy. 

Reports state that on Wednesday (Aug. 24), a jury awarded Vanessa Bryant $16 million for her lawsuit against L.A County over leaked images of the bodies of the late Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna Bryant and the other victims of the fatal helicopter crash that took place in January 2020. 

Vanessa Bryant shares that she will be donating proceeds from the settlement to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation. The widow’s attorney, Luis Li, said:

“From the beginning, Vanessa Bryant has sought only accountability, but our legal system does not permit her to force better policies, more training or officer discipline.”

Luis Li continued:

“Those measures are the responsibility of the sheriff’s and fire departments — responsibilities that Mrs. Bryant’s efforts have exposed as woefully deficient, even giving amnesty to the wrongdoers. Mrs. Bryant was courageous and never faltered, even when the County attempted to force her to submit to an involuntary psychiatric examination.”

Luis Li added:

“She is deeply grateful to Ralph Mendez and Luella Weireter, the good Samaritans who brought to light the decades old practice of taking and sharing photos of accident and crime victims for no legitimate purpose.”

Following the lawsuit, the 40-year-old’s attorney hopes this case will help to change the actions of first responders.

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill