Two families who have lost relatives on board in the crash of the helicopter with US Basketball Star Kobe Bryant on board in January 2020, will be compensated with a total of $ 2.5 million (about 2.1 million euros).
The Los Angeles County district agreed to pay this sum for alleged parts of photos of the crash place through police officers and firefighters. The relatives had placed, the recordings had caused emotional stress. A judge has to agree to the agreement. A similar complaintation of Bryants Widow Vanessa is still pending.
The then 41-year-old Bryant, former player of Los Angeles Lakers, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people had come to life in the crash near Los Angeles. They had been on their way to a basketball girl tournament.
Recordings were not published
If a judge agrees to agreement, the two families will receive $ 1.25 million. In one of the cases, the wife of the plaintiff had come to life in which the other, the mother, the father and a 14-year-old sister of two survivors. The agreement is appropriate and fair for all those affected, said the lawyer Skip Miller, who represented the Los Angeles district.
According to complaints, the photos were divided by a police sensor with some barbs and a firefighter with a group of colleagues outside the service. The recordings had not been published.
The lawsuit of Vanessa Bryant should be negotiated in February. In their case, lawyers of the County had put forward, they had never seen photos of scenes of crash. However, she said in a statement: For the rest of my life, I will have to be afraid that these photos of my husband and child get to the public. In addition, a lawsuit of a mother and their 13-year-old daughter is pending.