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Vanessa Bryant's mother doesn't regret filing a $5 million lawsuit to claim a percentage of the late Kobe Bryant's multi-million estate.

Sofia Laine, Kobe's mother-in-law, responded to her daughter Vanessa's criticism after she filed a $5 million lawsuit against Kobe's estate.

In a statement, Sofia said:

"For starters, I would like to state that I did not enjoy airing our family grievances in the public. Although I filed a lawsuit, I did not make any public comments and was hoping for the court process to run its Cours without the publicity, as hurtful as it is."

Sofia went on to say Vanessa severed all ties with her and "reneged on all obligations and agreements" to give her the lifestyle that she was entitled to.

In addition to $5 million cash, Sofia is demanding a Mercedes-Benz G Wagon and a new house.

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In her lawsuit, Sofia claims she is entitled to live the lifestyle she was accustomed to while Kobe was alive because she labored to babysit his children. She is pictured far right with Kobe and his family at a Lakers game in 2017.

Kobe lavished his mother-in-law with a mansion, cars, and luxury items such as designer clothing, bags and shoes -- while his own mother had to sell his memorabilia to buy a modest home for herself and her husband.

Sofia is also asking for $96.00 in hourly wages.

She wrote: "As for the $96.00 hourly wage that I am seeking, it was actually Vanessa that set this wage and not me."

Sofia subtly accused her daughter of making false statements on an apartment rental application.

"When Vanessa moved me out of my home and into an apartment, she completed a rental application in my name, without my knowledge, and wrote that I was being paid $200,000 annually, which equates to a $96.00 per hour wage."

She concluded:

"I hope that my daughter changes course and will do what is right and give me what was promised to me. I also hope that Vanessa will stop preventing me from seeing and spending time with my grandchildren. She is using my grandchildren to punish me for exercising my rights.

"Although I had no choice [but] to sue Vanessa, after this is all said and done, hopefully we can go back to having an amicable mother-daughter relationship."

In a previous statement, Vanessa said her mother had no rights to her late husband's estate. And her demands for $5 million, a G Wagon and a $96 hourly wage was more than the compensation Kobe gave her while he was alive.

"My mother keeps trying to find ways to get a financial windfall from our family. I have supported her for almost twenty years, and she was never my personal assistant or Kobe's or babysitter. I have always been a home mother and my husband and I took care of our children all the time. For almost two decades, we arranged for my mother to live in our nearby properties at no cost to her because she had claimed that she had no money to buy her own home after her divorce. my husband and I thought it was better for her not to live in our house. she took care of our girls from time to time, as most grandparents do. she did not deal with business matters or expenses. She was a grandmother who was supported by me and her son-in-law at my request to charge me $ 96 per hour for supposedly working 12 hours a day for 18 years to care for her grandchildren.

"Actually, she only occasionally babysat my older girls when they were little. Ten years ago, our children were full-time students and athletes and I did not have another child until 2016. Her claims are obviously false, but I still tried, repeatedly, to fix things with my mother. Contrary to what it says, I have not left my children's side since the accident, except to visit the cemetery and make arrangements. Earlier this year, she was looking for a new home for herself, and a week later she went on TV and gave an interview in which she despised our family and made false accusations while living rent-free in a gated apartment complex in Newport Coast. Even after that tradition, I was willing to give my mother monthly support for the rest of her life and that was not good enough.

"On the other hand, she contacted me through intermediaries (contrary to what she claims, my phone number has not changed) and demanded 5 million, a house and a Mercedes truck. Because I did not give in to her hurtful threats and monetary requests, she has gotten out of control making false and absurd claims. now she is trying to get more money than my husband and I spent to support her while she continues to collect her ex-husband's monthly alimony since 2004. My husband and I have never discouraged or prevented her from supporting herself. This demand is frivolous, embarrassing and promised nothing to my mother, and I would be very disappointed with her behavior and lack of empathy."

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Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa explained her side of the story after her mother, Sofia Laine, went to the news media and claimed Vanessa threw her out of her home.

In an interview on Univision that aired Monday, Sofia tearfully said she was destitute and living in empty apartment after she was kicked to the curb.

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But Vanessa clapped back, saying she pays her mother's rent, and the reason the apartment looked empty is because Sofia moved the furniture out before her interview with David Valadez.

But Vanessa was not done yet. She also also went in on Kobe's mother, Pamela Bryant, in a series of posts on her Instagram Story.

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Vanessa posted photos of Kobe's high school uniforms and throwback basketball shoes, saying Pamela sold the precious keepsakes at auction, and how sad it was that Kobe had to buy his stuff back.

"The fact that this was auctioned off and my husband had to buy this and more back is so sad. 2013. Glad we have it back. #Keepsakes," she captioned one of the images. She tagged another image #Hoarderwife.

Back in 2013 Kobe filed a lawsuit against Pamela, after she auctioned off his high school memorabilia to buy herself a fancy new mansion.

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Vanessa Bryant fired back at her mom Sofia Laine's claims she kicked her mom out of her home following the death of her son-in-law.

During an interview with Univision reporter Dave Valadez on the show El Gorda y La Flaca on Monday, Sofia alleged that, following the tragic deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash in January, Vanessa kicked her to the curb.

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Sofia (pictured far right) tearfully claimed that Vanessa forced her out of the family's home and demanded that she return the car Vanessa gave her: "She told me, 'I need you to get out of this house.' She also told me that she wanted her car and she wants it now."

However, in a rare statement to the program, Vanessa fired back: "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."

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Vanessa explained why the apartment she rented for her mom looked bare: "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."

Vanessa stated she and Kobe supported her mom for 20 years -- and Vanessa continues to support her mother by paying her rent and basic necessities.

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"My husband and I have supported her financially for the past 20 years, and continue to do so, in addition to her monthly alimony. 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," Vanessa added.

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Vanessa made it clear that her mother is a gold digger whose only goal in life was to live off her son-in-law's money.

"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."

Sofia has yet to respond to her daughter's claims.

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The world rallied around Vanessa Bryant and her surviving children after NBA icon Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna died in a fiery helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. in January.

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But a dark side of Vanessa is emerging months after the tragic accident.

Vanessa's mother, Sofia Laine was there for her daughter immediately after the tragedy, helping to care for Vanessa's minor children while Vanessa grieved.

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Sofia was also there in 2003 to help pick up the pieces when Vanessa fell apart emotionally after Kobe was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a resort employee in Colorado.

Sofia recently sat down for an in-depth interview on "El Gordo and La Flaca" to expose her daughter for who she really is.

In the interview, conducted entirely in Spanish, Sofia claims Vanessa kicked her out of the Bryant mansion and repossessed a car she had given her.

In a promo video posted on Instagram, Sofia is in tears as she explains that her daughter abandoned her and left her destitute.

The caption translated in English reads: "This Monday, @davevaladez speaks in #Exclusive with the mother of Vanessa Bryant who is in abandonment and sadness after the death of her son[-in-law]."

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Few on social media are shedding tears for Sofia, pictured far right with Kobe and Vanessa at the Staples Center with her grandchildren: Natalia (far left), Bianka (on Kobe's lap) and Gianna in 2017.

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Fans recall in the early days of Kobe and Vanessa's relationship when Kobe forsake his own parents to lavish gifts on Sofia - including a new home and cars.

The interview airs Monday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. on "El Gordo and la Flaca" on Univision.