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Kobe Calls Maid's Poop Claims "Outrageous"

3/25/2009 6:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant are striking back at the maid who accused Vanessa of various abuse on the job -- including an alleged incident where the maid was forced to stick her hand into a bag of dog crap.

The Bryant's lawyers, Loeb & Loeb LLP, just released the following statement on behalf of the couple:

We have learned that a former employee of the Bryants, Maria Jimenez, has filed a complaint against our clients. Ms. Jimenez's outrageous allegations of improper conduct are totally unfounded and patently false. The Bryants intend to vigorously defend against these untruthful allegations and are confident that the baseless nature of the allegations will be proven.

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31.

yogi    

Send her back to the BARRIO!

1984 days ago
32.

tuna marie    

everyone in the nba knows about vanessa. she is a first class bitch, no one likes her, she is nasty and mean. the maid wins this one.

1984 days ago
33.

anthony    

how crazy is this story..... damm for 50,000 a year as a maid!!!!!! anyone in the service industry would love to work with that family and be paid more then enough. looks like the ex-maid is looking for some quick cash..... i guess she did not save any of her inoome while being employeed.
the bad part is that it will cost Kobe 80,000 + to go through the court .

1984 days ago
34.

littlebigmomma    

Okay I'm a female and I don't believe for a second that some woman went to Kobe's room 'just to talk'. She was there to get a pay day!!! I think this is what the maid is doing to. She probably thought they would pay her off to keep it quiet. Wow,
you people are soooooooooooooooooooooooo stupid. You don't think celeberites go through this everyday???

1984 days ago
35.

asianbeliever    

i believed with the maid 101%

1984 days ago
36.

Tony    

another one looking for a payday. "She quit but because the working conditions were intolerable,", so why not file a claim CA labor department??.you Kobe haters calling him a rapist and his wife a B*tich really need to grow up.
Seems prejudices never die!

1984 days ago
37.

JOSEPH    

Well what can you say about a rapist, a plain simple criminal who is no role model only his money got him off and the lawyers as well, so the maid is right so eventually they will settle this behind closed doors and everybody is happy and once again the criminal goes free and back to basics....money gets these types of ppl free and again they will commit a crime.........

1984 days ago
38.

xcalibur    

OHH MAN, KOBE IS PLAYING DAMAGE CONTROL. A STUPID STATEMENT DOESN'T DISPROVE ANYTHING. BUT OF COURSE THEY WIN CUZ YOU KNOW THEY WILL DRAG IT OUT IN COURT $$$ AND THE MAID WILL BE LEFT PENNILESS AFTER LAWYERS FEES. EFFING IDIOTS. ONLY IN AMERICA... WHERE'S THE JUSTICE?!

1984 days ago
39.

Jessica    

Vanessa probably suspected Kobe of cheating with her and said "Eat sh*t lady!!!" Lol though, making her put her hand in dog poop? Sounds like some one trying to make some easy money through a settlement.

1984 days ago
40.

ELECTRA    

Some people lack respect for other's. Vannessa should remember her run-in with Vannessa Williams/Fox. VWF put her in her place. VB should have been taught MANNERs. Money, doesn't buy RESPECT. Lots of money can buy you a dumb fool and the kind of money that Kobe has, has bought him a Big Headache.

1984 days ago
41.

Tannia    

The maid probably didn't leave because she had little options. Similar to a wife that has an abusive husband. Just because she doesn't leave, doesn't mean he's not abusing her or that she deserves it. Many women stay because they have no option! It may be that this maid could not quit because she needed the money and was willing to put up with the verbal abuse in order to pay her bills. Remember we are in a recession and I'm sure the maid got paid well. However, everyone has their limits.

1984 days ago
42.

puhllleeez    

I've read articles before about Kobe's wife being a well-known Too Big For Her Britches Beyotch.

What's the female equivalent of Short Man Syndrome?

1984 days ago
43.

amy    

you guys are all racist. first of all, the one who was lying was the girl in colorado. she lied to the police three times that's why the defense said she is not credible. secondly, she had sex with three different men in three days, not saying anything but the court can show that she is sexually premiscious. so there kobe did cheat., get over it. you guys aren't married to him.

what about all the other ppl that cheat, obviously you guys don't care when white ppl cheat like brad pitt. oh, and speaking of underage dating how about paul walker he is 34 yrs old he started going out with his girlfriend when she was 16. now she is 19 no one is calling him a rapist.

oh, tmz next time you put a pic of cristiano ronaldo remember this 2 girls have accused him of rape, but then they dropped the charges.

like i said some girls totally are trying to screw the system. they see rich, good looking athletes and they know they are horny so they sleep with them and call it rape and ask for money.

1983 days ago
44.

Bill Clinton    

Kobe is a lying rapist and Vanessa is a no class lying bitch. Kobe must have girlfriends all over the country and Vanessa knows it, but she would rather stay married to a cheating rapist, then give of the status of being Mrs. Kobe (The Rapist) Bryant.

Lakers suck!

1983 days ago
45.

LatinoLover    

Isn't it funny how all these attorneys use the same words? "baseless", "unfounded", "patently false", and "vigorously". Time to find your own court swag.

1983 days ago
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