Vanessa Bryant Issues Statement Following Her Mother's 'More Than Painful' Accusations

09/23/2020 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff
Vanessa Bryant's mother, Sofia Laine, sat down for an interview where she claimed that Vanessa kicked her out of her home, and also took her car. January, Vanessa lost her husband Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant in a helicopter accident that also took the lives of seven other people. She reportedly issued a statement addressing her mothers "painful" allegations.“My husband and daughter passed away unexpectedly, and yet my mother had the audacity to do a television interview speaking negatively of me while shedding tears for a car and a house that were not in her name,” Vanessa reportedly said. “She has removed all her diamond jewelry, emptied the apartment I provided, and put away the furniture to make it look like she doesn’t have my support. My husband and I have supported her financially for the past 20 years, and continue to do so, in addition to her monthly alimony."Vanessa shares that her mother "has not been physically present or emotionally supportive" since the passing of Kobe and Gianna. “Contrary to previous reports, she has not been physically present or emotionally supportive of my daughters and me after my husband and daughter passed away."She continues, “Now I see what is most important to my mother and it’s more than painful. I hope that everything that is coming out about our personal relationship ends here.”No one wins when the family feuds, we hope the two can work out their disagreements.[VIA]