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Kobe Bryant's Wife Accuses Her Own Mother Of Trying To Extort The Family For Millions

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By Mike Walters

Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, is accusing her own mother of trying to extort their family out of millions of dollars -- after she filed a lawsuit claims the NBA star promised to take care of her for helping take care of the family's children.

In the shocking new legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Vanessa Bryant's mother -- Sofia Urbieta -- is suing her daughter and the family trust for breach of contract and false promises claiming she worked for many years as the couple's assistant and nanny and was never paid a dime. Instead, she says Kobe bought a house for her and promised to take care of her the rest of her life if she continuing helping the family with his busy lifestyle.

The details are stunning, and Vanessa has already responded saying her mother is just money hungry and trying to extort millions from the grieving family.

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Vanessa Bryant's Mother Claims Kobe Promised To Take Care Of Her Forever!

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According to the lawsuit, Sofia claims she has personally helped raise the "Bryants’ children and has been on-call 24/7 in the event that the Bryants needed her. When Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant traveled, attended sporting events, worked, or left for romantic getaways together, She was tasked with attending to the Bryants’ affairs and looking after their children."

At some point, she claims the 'Los Angeles Lakers' star "entered into an oral contract" and prior to his death, Kobe Bryant "repeatedly promised to take care of Plaintiff financially in exchange for her many years of work for his family, and to this end, bought her a home."

The new home was nearby the family in Newport Beach, CA, and was worth $2.65 Million. Although the house wasn't in her name, she was under the impression it was for 'her own protection' given all of the family property was in a trust.

At some point, Sofia claims Vanessa became "envious of (her) mother-in-law and son-in-law relationship with Kobe Bryant," although didn't go into detail about what that meant.

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Vanessa's Mom Claims She Was Isolated In Empty Apartment After Kobe's Death

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Vanessa's mother claims the family eventually sold the Newport Beach home at a hefty profit of almost $2 million -- and believed she would be entitled to the money. She claims while Kobe was alive, he pressured Vanessa to release the cash to her mother, but it was never done. As you know, tragically, Kobe Bryant died in a horrible helicopter accident along with his 13-year-old daughter. After his death, Sofia claims she was "in a weakened state and was taking the news of the loss of her granddaughter and Kobe Bryant extremely hard." In the filing, she says Vanessa asked her to move into the family estate, and it was in her "best interest" to sell her new home. She claims, "Vanessa Bryant instructed (her) to sell all her belongings because she was only to move into Vanessa Bryant’s house with just her clothes."

Instead, she accuses Mrs. Bryant of leasing her an apartment and claims she was "left alone in an empty apartment, with no vehicle, and no cable (Vanessa Bryant cancelled her cable tv subscription)."

In the lawsuit, she alleges, "Vanessa Bryant purposefully isolated (her) in an empty apartment where she was left to deal with the painful death of Kobe Bryant and her granddaughter alone. Plaintiff because extremely depressed due to her forced isolation."

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Vanessa Accused Of Canceling Mother's Health Insurance

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The situation allegedly got so bad, Sofia claims "cancelled and cut off (her) health insurance knowing full well that she could not endure the expense of her insurance plan." She claims she suffers from serious health issues and almost died in 2010. In the end, she claims "because of Vanessa Bryant’s treatment, she has developed high blood pressure, is at high risk for having a stroke, and is under the care of a treating physician."

It's unclear how much money Vanessa's mother believes she is entitled to in the legal documents, but we are guessing this is going to get worse before it gets better.

Kobe's wife BLASTED her mother after getting wind of the lawsuit and allegations.

See Her Response...Below.

Kobe's Wife Claims Mother Is Extorting Family For Millions

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“My mother is continuing to try and find ways to extort a financial windfall from our family. I have supported her for nearly twenty years, and she was never my or Kobe’s personal assistant, nor was she a nanny. I have always been a stay-at-home mother and my husband and I were our daughter’s full-time care givers. For nearly two decades, we arranged for my mother to live in our nearby properties, at no cost to her because she had claimed that she didn’t have any money to buy her own home after her divorce. My husband and I felt it was best for her not to live in our home. She watched our girls from time to time, just like most grandparents do. She did not take care of business issues or expenses. She was a grandmother who was supported by me and her son-in-law at my request. She now wants to back charge me $96 per hour for supposedly working 12 hours a day for18 years for watching her grandchildren. In reality, she only occasionally babysat my older girls when they were toddlers. As of ten years ago, our kids were full-time students and athletes and I didn’t have another child until 2016," Vanessa began.

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Vanessa Bryant: Grandma Is Demanding $5 Million From Family

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She continued, "Her claims are obviously false but I still tried, repeatedly, to work things out with my mother. Contrary to what she’s saying, I haven’t left my children’s side since the accident except to visit the cemetery to make arrangements. Earlier this year, I was looking for a new home for her and, a week later, she went on television and gave an interview disparaging our family and making false accusations while living rent-free in a gated apartment complex in Newport Coast. Even after that betrayal, I was willing to provide my mother with monthly support for the rest of her life and that wasn’t good enough. She, instead, contacted me through intermediaries (contrary to what she claims, my phone number hasn’t changed) and demanded $5 million, a house and a Mercedes SUV. Because I did not give in to her hurtful threats and monetary requests, she has spiraled out of control and is making false and absurd claims. She is now trying to get more money than my husband and I ever spent to provide for her while he was alive. She has no regard for how this is affecting my children and me. She wants to live off of my daughters and me for the rest of her life while continuing to collect monthly alimony from her ex-husband since 2004. My husband and I have never discouraged or kept her from providing for herself. This lawsuit is frivolous, disgraceful, and unimaginably hurtful. My husband never promised my mother anything, and he would be so disappointed in her behavior and lack of empathy.”

The case is ongoing.

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