Vanessa Bryant Asks Judge To Amend Kobe’s Trust

The NBA legend tragically passed away in a helicopter accident in January, along with his daughter Gianna.

Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, reportedly asked a judge to amend her late husband’s trust to include their youngest daughter Capri.

What We Know:

  • Bryant established the trust on April 9, 2003, a few months after the birth of his eldest daughter Natalia (17). The documents show that the trust was amended on more than one occasion as recent as 2017, to include Gianna and Bianka.
  • The trust agreement reportedly states that Vanessa, Natalia, and her three-year-old daughter Bianka, “can draw from the principle and income in the trust during Vanessa’s lifetime, and then her kids get the remainder upon her death”.
  • The proposed amendment to the trust’s language adds Capri and her descendants as “permissible beneficiaries of any trust that allows distribution”.

  • Vanessa reportedly argued to the judge that it was clearly Bryant’s intent to provide for his children with the trust, and that he said so in one of the documents. A judge will likely grant this amendment, TMZ reported.
  • The filing is the latest legal action Vanessa has taken following Bryant’s death. She has also filed a lawsuit against the helicopter company that owned the vehicle in which her husband and daughter died and has demanded the deletion of reported graphic photos taken and distributed by deputies through her lawyer.
  • On January 26, Bryant and Gianna boarded his Sikorsky S-76B helicopter headed to a basketball tournament at Mamba Academy in California when they and seven other passengers died in a fatal crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board has said there were no signs of engine failure from the helicopter wreckage. The accident is still being investigated by authorities.




Dominique Browder is a Digital Intern at UnmutedCo.