Vanessa and the rest of the Bryant family received devastating news back in January after Kobe and Gianna Bryant lost their lives in a helicopter crash. Just a few months later, Vanessa was shocked once again, after her mother went on live television claiming she was kicked out of Vanessa and Kobe’s home shortly after his death.
Since then, Sofia Laine has filed a lawsuit alleging that her daughter not only kicked her out of her home, but took her car and stopped paying her rent at the gated-apartment she moved into. She also alleges that Kobe promised to take care of her for the rest of her life, and Vanessa says all of these things are false.
In a statement posted to her Instagram story, Vanessa details the role her mother has played in her and her daughter’s lives over the years and says that the lawsuit is just an attempt to extort her family during a very painful time.
“My mother is continuing to try and find ways to extort a financial windfall from our family,” Vanessa says. “For nearly two decades, we arranged for my mother to live in our nearby properties, at no cost to her because she had claimed that she didn’t have any money to buy her own home after her divorce.”
Vanessa says her mother’s decision to go on television to make these allegations was hurtful, but she still agreed to provide her monthly support for the rest of her life, which her mother declined. Now, Sofia is demanding $5 million, a house of her own, and a Mercedes SUV from Vanessa.
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“She is now trying to get more money than my husband and I ever spent to provide for her when he was alive,” Vanessa says. “She has no regard for how this is affecting my children and me.She wants to live off of my daughters and me for the rest of her life while continuing to collect monthly alimony from her ex-husband since 2004.”
“This lawsuit is frivolous, disgraceful, and unimaginably hurtful. My husband never promised my mother anything, and he would be so disappointed in her behavior and lack of empathy.”
It is unclear whether or not Vanessa Bryant is planning to take legal action against her mother at this time.
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