Vanessa Bryant and her mother Sofia Lane are currently embroiled in a messy, ugly lawsuit.
Last week, Laine sued her daughter for financial compensation after alleging that Vanessa did not honor Kobe Bryant’s promise to care of her financially for the rest of her life.
Laine insists that she has served as the de facto nanny for the Bryant children over the course of 18 years without getting any form of compensation, proper feeding or breaks.
Vanessa, meanwhile, insists that her mother is a liar and extortionist.
“I have supported her for nearly 20 years, and was never my or Kobe’s personal assistant, nor was she a nanny,” Vanessa said in a statement.
This week, Laine shined further light on why she was taking legal action against her daughter.
“For starters, I would like to state that I do not enjoy airing our family grievances in the public,” Laine said.
“Although I filed a lawsuit, I did not make any public comments and was hoping for the court process to run its course without the publicity, as hurtful as it is. I did not want this and do not want this.
“All I wanted is what I worked for. Vanessa, despite everything that I have been promised and done for her and the family, has attempted to sever all ties and renege on all obligations and agreements. Why would she do this to her own mother? I am so disappointed, hurt, and wronged to the point that I had no choice but to file a lawsuit. I am nearly 70 years old, my health is deteriorating, and my own daughter is doing this to me?”
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 23, 2020
Laine was living with the Bryant family after the death of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. A certain period of time later, Vanessa kicked her mother out of the home and demanded Laine return a car Vanessa had given her.
What led to this blow-up between mother and daughter?
The details will likely emerge in the coming weeks and months.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.