Vanessa and Kobe Bryant’s eldest daughter Natalia reportedly filed for a restraining order on Monday against “a stalker with a criminal history involving guns,” TMZ writes.
The outlet reports that Natalia Bryant has informed authorities about a man named Dwayne Kemp, 32, who tried contacting her two years ago, when the now-19-year-old was underage. “She says he’s under a delusion they have a romantic relationship,” per TMZ, which got a hold of court documents. “Natalia says she has never met or otherwise had contact with him.”
Kemp is alleged to have recently appeared at Natalia’s USC sorority house and a class she’s taking.
The court docs indicate Kemp messaged Bryant expressing his desire to have “a Kobe-like child together,” sending an image of her late dad and a heart with the words, “Thankful For Him Birthing You, Hopefully We Can Birth Him…‘Kobe.’”
TMZ says Kemp has been arrested and/or convicted for “at least four crimes, including one involving firearms,” is close to legally obtaining a new gun, and has also “threatened to buy both an AK-47 and a fully automatic Glock,” per the filing.
While Natalia Bryant is waiting on the judge’s approval, the LAPD is “involved in the case and clearly wants a restraining order in place.”
In August, a jury ruled in favor of Vanessa Bryant in a lawsuit against the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and L.A. County Fire Department pertaining to graphic photo leaked from the site of Kobe and 13-year-old daughter Gianna’s fatal helicopter crash, where six more individuals also perished in January 2020.
Shortly after the court victory, Bryant announced she would donate the $16 million she was awarded to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.