Stephen Laine, Vanessa Bryant's ex-step dad, has came forward branding Kobe Bryant's soon-to-be ex-wife a "gold digger."He said she learned from the best, being her mother, when it comes to sticking it to an ex-husband in the financial department.

"Her mother taught her well to wait for the ten-year mark [before divorcing]. In California ... it's considered a long term marriage and then she gets paid for life or until she remarries ... just like her mother is doing to me."

Vanessa's mother is bleeding Laine's account, while he said she's in no need of his money.

"I have to pay her mom $1,800 every month and clearly they don't need it. I have a six-year-old daughter and that money could be used toward her college fund or something ... you'd think she'd care .. but no, she's spiteful."

What do you think of Stephen Lane's claims?