Kobe Bryant Settles Dog Poop Case with Maid

4/22/2010 10:30 AM PDT
We will never know if Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, really did order the maid to pull the price tag from a blouse out of a trash bag filled with dog feces -- because the case has settled.

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa

TMZ broke the story that Kobe and Vanessa were sued by Maria Jimenez, who claimed Vanessa was beyond abusive, calling her "lazy, slow, dumb, a f***ing liar, and f***ing sh-t."

Kobe and Vanessa denied the allegations by their former maid, but now the case has settled out of court.

0422_hoops_madnessThe terms are confidential -- meaning TMZ doesn't have the poop.

UPDATE:  Kobe's lawyers, Loeb & Loeb, just said the Bryants didn't pay the maid any money to settle the case.