Vanessa Bryant’s life was turned upside down after the death of her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi Bryant on January 26, 2020. She was able to get justice for her family members in court on August 24, however. Vanessa posted a throwback picture on August 24, in response to the verdict. InstagramKobe and Gigi wrote: “All for you! I love you! JUSTICE for Kobe and Gigi! #Betonyourself #MambaDay 8•24•22 #MambaMentality.”
According to People, Vanessa testified that she asked Sheriff Alex Villanueva to keep the paparazzi away from the crash. Vanessa said, “If you can’t bring my babies back, can you please secure the area?”Vanessa found out three days later that the first responders had shared photos of the tragic crash. The court heard the testimony of the mother-of-4. “I trusted them not to do these things.” The New York TimesIt was reported that Vanessa’s testimony at the trial was an important moment, with the mother of a grieving widow sharing her feelings about discovering the photos. “I felt like I wanted to run down the block and just scream,” Vanessa said. “But I couldn’t escape. I can’t escape my body.”
We hope this outcome brings some comfort and closure to the Bryant Family and all those who were affected by the crash.