Vanessa Bryant settles lawsuit with her mother

Bryant’s mother had accused her of fraud, alleging in part that she worked for years without pay as a “personal assistant and nanny” to her daughter’s family.

Vanessa Bryant and her estranged mother, Sofia Urbieta Laine have settled their differences if not personally, then at least financially. Laine filed a notice of unconditional settlement on Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court, with the expectation that the lawsuit would be dismissed in 45 days.

The news comes less than a year after Vanessa was first served with what she described as a “disgraceful” lawsuit. In Sofia’s filing, she claimed to be a long-time personal assistant and nanny for Vanessa and Kobe Bryant and that she “was never paid for her services despite promises.”

In the documents, Sofia claimed she “entered into an oral contract” with the Bryants and that Kobe “repeatedly promised” to take care of her “financially in exchange for her many years of work for his family.”

Ultimately, Vanessa rebuked her mother’s claims as she grieved the loss of her husband and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, who died tragically in a January 2020 helicopter crash.

“Unfortunately, Kobe Bryant’s promise did not see the light of day as he is now deceased and Vanessa Bryant took each and every step she could to void and cancel all of Kobe’s promises,” the lawsuit alleged.