Vanessa Bryant has asked a judge to give her mom the boot in her lawsuit to win lifetime support.
Vanessa’s mom, Sofia Laine, has filed a lawsuit against Kobe’s estate, claiming Kobe promised to take care of her financially for the rest of her life.
In new docs, Vanessa points to a legal fight Sofia was having against her ex-husband in 2004 and 2008 over spousal support.
whatever they gave her was simply out of the goodness of their hearts. Sofia’s ex also pointed to tabloid stories which claimed Vanessa bought a $1 million home for her so she wasn’t in need of support.
And, Vanessa has other reasons why she wants the lawsuit dismissed. Among them … Sofia argues Kobe made an oral promise to “take care of her financially.”
rest periods and giving her minimum wage for babysitting services. Vanessa fired back in legal docs, “[Sofia] was never an ’employee’ … [she] is a grandmother who, at times, helped her daughter and son-in-law by spending time with her grandchildren.”
And, Vanessa’s legal team argues, in order for Sofia to go after Kobe’s estate, she had to file a creditor’s claim within a year of his death, and she did not do that.