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Vanessa Bryant settles lawsuit over fatal helicopter crash that killed husband Kobe and daughter Gigi


Vanessa Bryant has reached a settlement with the company that operated the helicopter that killed her husband, NBA star Kobe Bryant, and their daughter Gianna in 2020.

According to court documents obtained by ABC7, Vanessa and the families of the other crash victims, reached a confidential settlement with the company on Tuesday.

“Plaintiffs and Defendants jointly report that they have agreed to settle their claims in the above-entitled action,” the documents state.

Details of the agreement, which still need to be signed by a judge, were not disclosed. 

Vanessa filed a lawsuit against Island Express Helicopters over the January 26, 2020 crash in Calabasas that killed Kobe, 41, and Gianna, 13. The crash also resulted in the death of seven others — Alyssa AltobelliJohn Altobelli, Keri AltobelliPayton ChesterSarah ChesterChristina Mauser, and helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan.

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