To this day, Vanessa Bryant continues to honor her late husband Kobe Bryant.
According to ESPN, Kobe was an investor in BodyArmor and supported the company with a $6 million investment in 2014 for 10% of the company.
“If it wasn’t for Kobe Bryant’s vision and belief, BodyArmor would not have been able to achieve the success we had,” BodyArmor Co-founder Mike Repole said, according to Bleacher Report. “I couldn’t be more excited to become part of the Coca-Cola family and set our sights on the future.”
Kobe’s victorious moment was then clouded by President of Kobe Inc. Molly Carter.
Per TMZ Sports, six months before Kobe’s passing, Carter filed a lawsuit claiming the former Lakers star had agreed to compensate her with 2% of his earnings from BodyArmor.
Vanessa took control of the situation and filed a counterclaim saying Carter “violated the duty of loyalty and the non-disparagement clause in her employment contract by trash-talking Kobe and his family,” according to the TMZ Sports report.
Now, it appears Vanessa was successful in defending her case.
She was granted over $1.5 million in attorney’s fees. According to TMZ, Kobe’s legal team has filed documents requesting an Orange County Superior Court Judge “to ratify the arbitration award.”