Kobe Bryant's ex-maid, Maria Jimenez, wants to make one thing clear: It's her lawsuit and she can talk about the details if she damn well wants to.
Jimenez filed papers in Orange County Superior Court, citing California's anti-SLAPP statute which says she has the right to talk about the case in public.
This despite a confidentiality agreement she signed with the Los Angeles Lakers guard and his wife, Vanessa, back when she first took the housekeeping job.
The Bryants filed papers last month saying the opposite - that Maria could sue them, but couldn't speak to the press about it. Good luck enforcing that one.
Maria Jiminez is suing the NBA star and his wife, claiming Vanessa "badgered, harassed and humiliated" her, repeatedly "yelling, screaming and criticizing her in front of Kobe, their children, employees and other people in the house."
The final straw came when Maria put an expensive blouse of Vanessa's in the washer, apparently by mistake. Vanessa supposedly demanded that Maria put her hand in dog feces to retrieve the price tag for the blouse. Classy.
Kobe Bryant and the Lakers are scheduled to absolutely demolish Orlando in Game Two of the NBA Finals Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.