Vanessa Bryant asked a judge to give her mother the boot in her lawsuit for lifelong support

Vanessa’s mother, 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 documents, Vanessa points to a lawsuit Sofia fought against her ex-husband in 2004 and 2008 over marital assistance, Sofia’s ex-husband claimed he shouldn’t have to pay her because she was backed by Kobe and Vanessa Sofia replied that her daughter and son-in-law were under no obligation to support her, and whatever they gave her was simply from the goodness of her heart

Sofia’s ex also pointed out tabloid stories claiming Vanessa bought her a house for $ 1 million so she didn’t need any assistance Sofia shot back the stories were “dead wrong” and “I would never allow Vanessa to to do something like that”I have and do not rely on Vanessa for my support”

And Vanessa has other reasons for wanting to dismiss the lawsuit, including Sofia arguing that Kobe verbally promised “to take care of her financially.””” Vanessa’s legal team says even if Kobe said that, it’s too vague to enforce

And there is that Sofia also says that Vanessa and Kobe violated California labor laws by not giving up their meal breaks, rest periods, and minimum wage for babysitting services. Vanessa retorted in legal documents, “[Sofia] was never one ‘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 that in order to prosecute Kobe’s estate, Sofia had to file a petition for creditors within a year of his death, and she didn’t

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World News – CA – Vanessa Bryant says her mother’s divorce is beyond lifelong support