Vanessa Bryant is asking a courtroom to dismiss a lawsuit in opposition to her by her mom, Sofia Urbieta Laine. Within the lawsuit, filed December 15, 2020, Laine claims she is owed again pay for private assistant and nanny companies supplied to Vanessa and Kobe Bryant. She additionally claims that the late NBA icon “promised” to financially assist her for her lifetime, which her daughter denies.

In accordance with the New York Daily News, in a 43-page dismissal movement filed in Orange County Superior Courtroom, Bryant known as the lawsuit “factually, legally and morally poor.”

She claims Kobe by no means made the “promise” and alleged Urbieta stated so in 2004 when she was going via a divorce. 

“Over ten years in the past, in divorce proceedings on this courtroom, Urbieta’s ex-husband, Stephen Laine, tried to cut back his spousal assist funds on the bottom that Urbieta was dwelling in a multi-million greenback house and was being financially supported by the Bryants,” the movement said. 

“Urbieta denied these claims and repeatedly said that she was not promised monetary assist and was not receiving any such assist from the Bryants.”

One courtroom declaration cited within the submitting, claimed Urbieta stated, “neither of my daughters has any obligation in any way, to financially assist me. They every have their very own lives, kids and duties.”

She was finally awarded spousal assist. The movement additionally claims in 2008 she requested for extra spousal assist, claiming she  was not being taken care of by Kobe and Vanessa Bryant. 

Legal professionals will argue the dismissal on April 23.  

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In case you missed it, in response to the Los Angeles Times, courtroom paperwork filed on Dec. 15 declare Laine is owed years of again pay for working as a “longtime private assistant and nanny” for the household. The 68-year-old additionally stated that the Lakers legend had “promised to take care” of his mother-in-law “for the remainder of her life” simply days earlier than his demise in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter Gianna and 7 others. 

“Sadly, Kobe Bryant’s promise didn’t see the sunshine of day as he’s now deceased and Vanessa Bryant took each step she might to void and cancel all of Kobe’s guarantees,” the 48-page lawsuit claims, saying Vanessa Bryant by no means meant to honor her late husband’s feedback.

Vanessa stated that she and her husband had financially supported her mom and allowed her to dwell in one in every of their houses close to their Newport Coast residence free of charge. 

“She was a grandmother who was supported by me and her son-in-law at my request,” Bryant stated. “She now needs to again cost me $96 per hour for supposedly working 12 hours a day for 18 years for watching her grandchildren. In actuality, she solely sometimes babysat my older women once they have been toddlers.”

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Vaness says that she was a stay-at-home-mom to her 4 daughters, Natalia, 17; Bianka, 4; Capri 18 months; and Gianna, 13. And writes that for the final ten years her kids have been attending faculty or enrolled in sports activities applications and that her mom’s claims are false. 

In accordance with monetary specialists, Vanessa Bryant inherited management of an property valued at as a lot as $600 million after Kobe Bryant’s demise, the Los Angeles Occasions experiences.