Vanessa Bryant has filed new legal documents in battle with her mother over lifetime support claims, which filed few months ago.
According to her mother, Sofia Line, Kobe Bryant promised to provide lifetime financial support claiming she was unpaid as a “longtime personal assistant and nanny.”
According to Hollywood Life, Vanessa has provided new evidence to back her argument that her mother’s allegations are baseless.
Vanessa cites a legal dispute Sofia made against Kobe in 2004 and 2008 over spousal support.
At the time, Sofia’s ex-husband, who was not identified, claimed he should not have to pay Laine because she was being supported by Kobe and Vanessa.
Sofia allegedly responded that her daughter and son-in-law had no obligation to support her financially, and that anything she received was simply out of kindness.
According to the new court documents, Vanessa claims Sofia’s ex-husband cited tabloid stories which, at one time, claimed Vanessa bought a $1 million home for Sofia, and therefore wasn’t in need of support. Sofia allegedly fired back and claimed that the tabloid stories were “absolutely false” and “I would never permit Vanessa to do such a thing. I have not and do not (nor should I be required to) rely on Vanessa for my support,” according to the legal documents.
Additionally, Vanessa’s attorney(s) argue that in order for Sofia to go after Kobe’s estate, she would’ve had to file a creditor’s claim within a year of his death — which they claim she did not do. Key dates in the documents include Thursday, April 1, which is the timeline Laine has to oppose her daughter’s demurrer. Vanessa, for her part, has until April 16 to further support her demurrer. The hearing on the demurrer will take place on April 23.