Vanessa Bryant Demands Kobe’s Trust Be Amended To Include Youngest Daughter
Vanessa Bryant has filed legal documents to protect all of her children. She has asked a judge to amend Kobe’s trust so she can provide for their youngest daughter, Capri, who was born after the most recent trust document was drafted and signed.
According to the legal documents, Kobe created a trust to provide for Vanessa and his kids way back in 2003. The trust was amended several times, most recently in 2017. Every time one of their 4 children was born, they amended the trust to include them according to TMZ.
However, Capri was born 9 months ago and the document was not adjusted before the unfortunate incident. No one could have anticipated the tragedy that befell the family when both Kobe and Gigi were killed in a helicopter crash last January.
Vanessa is asking the judge to include Capri, and explains it was clearly Kobe’s intent to provide for his children. He even says so generally in one on the documents.
According to the trust agreement, Vanessa, Natalia, and Bianka can draw from the principal and income in the trust during Vanessa’s lifetime, and then her kids get the remainder upon her death. Vanessa wants to include Capri in that distribution.
On January 26, 2020, Bryant was onboard a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter that crashed in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas.
Nine people, including Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi,” died. The helicopter was on its way from Orange County to Thousands Oaks, California where Bryant was scheduled to coach a tournament game at Mamba Sports Academy.