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Although the year 2020 was a trying one in so many ways, one bright spot that we at CFIF repeatedly highlighted is the wondrous way in which America's pharmaceutical sector came to the rescue, achieving in one year what typically takes a decade or more:  devising and perfecting not one, but multiple lifesaving vaccines.  It's therefore no surprise, but welcome nonetheless, that Americans' approval of our healthcare sector and its workers skyrocketed.  Their remarkable achievements have not gone unnoticed:

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January 04, 2021 • 11:09 AM

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Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant’s widow, is being sued by her mother who claims Kobe promised to take care of his mother-in-law for the rest of her life.

According to news reports, Sofia Laine, who is 70 years old, claims her daughter is reneging on promises made to her. She says she was the family’s nanny for nearly 20 years and was "forced" to work around the clock without proper meals or rest breaks. Laine also claims she was never paid for any of this but was promised instead to be taken care of all her life. 

Following Kobe’s death last year, Laine said her daughter ordered her to move out, prompting Laine to file a lawsuit. Bryant counters that her mother only filed the lawsuit to "extort a financial windfall from my family" as she never served as the family’s personal assistant or nanny. "I have always been a stay-at-home mother and my husband and I were our daughters' full-time care givers," Bryant stated. "In reality, she only occasionally babysat my older girls when they were toddlers."

Laine notes that "[a]lthough I filed a lawsuit, I did not make any public comments and was hoping for the court process to run its course without publicity, as hurtful as it is. I did not want this and do not want this."

Bryant’s statement in response to the lawsuit notes, "This lawsuit is frivolous, disgraceful, and unimaginably hurtful. My husband never promised my mother anything, and he would be so disappointed in her behavior and lack of empathy."


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