Kobe Bryant’s Widow Accuses Mom Of Trying To ‘Extort A Financial Windfall’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow has denounced a lawsuit from her mom claiming she is owed yrs of fork out for doing work as an unpaid assistant and help promised by the basketball legend, who was killed in a helicopter crash in January.

Vanessa Bryant issued a statement Thursday stating her mom was hoping to “extort a financial windfall,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

The 48-web page lawsuit submitted by Sofia Urbieta Laine, 68, claims Kobe Bryant “promised to get care” of her for daily life.

“Unfortunately, Kobe Bryant’s assure did not see the gentle of day as he is now deceased and Vanessa Bryant took each and each and every action she could to void and terminate all of Kobe’s promises,” the lawsuit promises, asserting that Vanessa Bryant by no means intended to honor all those wishes.

Kobe Bryant, 13-yr-previous daughter Gianna and seven other individuals died Jan. 26 when their helicopter crashed in the hills of Calabasas. Fiscal professionals estimate Vanessa Bryant inherited management of an estate truly worth up to $600 million, the Instances stated.

Vanessa Bryant’s assertion reported she and her spouse allowed her mother to stay for free in a person of their attributes on the tony Newport Seashore coast but hardly ever promised her anything at all or discouraged her from furnishing for herself.

“She was a grandmother who was supported by me and her son-in-legislation at my request,” Vanessa Bryant reported. “She now wishes to again cost me $96 per hour for supposedly doing work 12 hrs a day for 18 several years for watching her grandchildren. In fact, she only from time to time babysat my more mature women when they have been toddlers.”

Vanessa Bryant stated that earlier this 12 months she commenced looking for a new dwelling for her mother and that her mother gave a Tv job interview in which she claimed she was staying forced out of her house and to return a luxury car.

“Even after that betrayal, I was keen to supply my mother with every month aid for the relaxation of her lifetime, and that was not very good more than enough,” Vanessa Bryant stated. “She, rather, contacted me via intermediaries — opposite to what she statements, my telephone quantity hasn’t adjusted — and demanded $5 million, a house and a Mercedes SUV.”

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