Laine, 68, filed a lawsuit towards Vanessa, 38, in California on Tuesday, December 15. Based on court docket paperwork obtained by Us Weekly, Laine claims she labored as an unpaid “longtime private assistant and nanny” for the household and the late NBA star “promised to maintain” her “for the remainder of her life.”
The papers allege: “Sadly, Kobe Bryant’s guarantees didn’t see the sunshine of day as he’s now deceased, and Vanessa Bryant took each step she may to void and cancel all of Kobe Bryant’s guarantees made to [Laine]. Vanessa Bryant didn’t intend to honor any of the Bryants’ representations, agreements and guarantees at any stage.”
Kobe, 41, and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, have been amongst 9 individuals who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, in January. Vanessa and the basketball participant additionally shared daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 4, and Capri, 17 months.
Vanessa claims in an announcement to Us that Laine is “persevering with to try and find ways to extort a monetary windfall from our household.” She additionally denies her mom was ever a nanny or private assistant to her.
“She was a grandmother who was supported by me and her son-in-law at my request,” the previous mannequin alleges. “She now desires to back-charge 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 ladies after they have been toddlers. As of 10 years in the past, our youngsters have been full-time college students and athletes and I didn’t have one other little one till 2016. Her claims are clearly false however I nonetheless tried, repeatedly, to work issues out with my mom.”
Vanessa tells Us Laine “demanded $5 million, a home and a Mercedes SUV” from her, however as a result of she “didn’t give in to her hurtful threats and financial requests, she has spiraled uncontrolled.” She additional claims that her mom is “now attempting to get extra money than my husband and I ever spent to offer for her whereas he was alive” and alleges Kobe “by no means promised my mom something.”
Laine made headlines in September when she claimed in a Univision interview that her daughter kicked her out of her home and compelled her to return a automotive. Vanessa reacted to the allegations in an announcement to Us on the time.
“My husband and daughter handed away unexpectedly and but my mother has the audacity to do an interview on TV speaking negatively about me whereas shedding tears a couple of automotive and residential that wasn’t in her identify,” Vanessa stated. “She has eliminated all her diamond jewellery, emptied her residence that I present, and put the furnishings in storage to seem as if she is with out assist. My husband and I’ve financially supported her over the previous 20 years, and I proceed to take action, along with her month-to-month alimony.”
Vanessa denied that her mom had been “bodily current or emotionally supportive for my daughters and me” after their household tragedy.
She concluded: “Going ahead, I see what’s most essential to my mother and it’s past hurtful. I hope this public airing of our private relations will cease right here.”
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