Kobe Bryant

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant were forced to hand over $200,000 to their former maid,to settle a legal dispute, it has been reported. Maria Jimenez filed suit against the Bryants in March, 2009, alleging she was verbally abused by the sport stars wife throughout her employment with them. She claimed Vanessa constantly "badgered, harassed and humiliated" her by "yelling and screaming" at her in front of other people in their house hold. Jimenez sued the couple for wrongful dismissal, invasion of privacy , emotional distress and unpaid wages. The Bryants denied the accusations and filed a counter suit, in which their lawyers dismissed Jimenez’s case. The two parties reached a settlement in April, and the court documents were sealed - until now. According to TMZ.com, the Bryants agreed to pay Jimenez the six-figure sum on the condition she refrain from discussing the disagreements she had with them.

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