Vanessa Brian has reached a settlement in her wrongful death lawsuit nearly 17 months after the helicopter crashed that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, and her 13 year old daughter, Gianna, according to legal documents filed in La Federal Court on Tuesday, which were obtained by Access Hollywood. Vanessa and the family members of the other victims settled to suit with Island Express Helicopters, the company that owned the helicopter, as well as the estate of Aras O’Brien, the helicopter pilot who was among those who perished as specified in the document.
The terms of the settlement are confidential, and the parties involved are still finalizing the paperwork for the legal agreement. Vanessa filed a lawsuit back in February 2020 for attorneys argued that Island Express Helicopters broke visual flight rules since Los Angeles had a layer of flaws the day of the crash, meaning conditions were not safe for flying, NBC News reported at the time. The lawsuit also claimed that Zobaen didn’t check weather data before takeoff, ignoring his, quote, duty to use that degree of care that an ordinary, careful, imprudent pilot would use under the same circumstances, per NBC News news of the settlement comes two days after the Briant family honored Kobe for Father’s Day, their second time commemorating the holiday without their late patriarch.
Vanessa assured an old Photo of Kobe with all four girls on Instagram and captioned it to the best girl, Dad. Happy Father’s Day. Poppy, we love you forever and always. Always and forever. Love you always. Nani, GG BB Cocoa, and VB Coby. And Vanessa’s eldest daughter, Natalia, also remembered her father writing in a post of her own Happy Father’s Day. I love you, dad.