Vanessa Bryant has won her lawsuit against Los Angeles County … after a jury of ten decided she has suffered and will continue to suffer severe emotional distress as a result of the death scene photos captured on the cellphones of 8 L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies — photos she fears will someday surface publicly. That fear was the basis of her lawsuit.
The jury awarded Vanessa $16 million. Chris Chester — who lost his daughter and wife in the helicopter crash — was awarded $15 million.
Chester’s attorney, Jerry Jackson, tells TMZ … “Grateful to a jury and judge that gave us a fair trial.”
Vanessa broke down sobbing when the verdict was read. The jury was polled and Vanessa looked at them one by one in approval.
The verdicts were against both the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. and the L.A. County Fire Dept.