Kobe Bryant's daughter filed a restraining order alleging a gun-loving stalker visited her USC sorority
- Natalia Bryant has requested a restraining order against a man who she claims has been stalking her.
- Bryant said in the filing that the man messaged her in February 2021, when she was 17 years old.
Natalia Bryant, the daughter of late NBA star Kobe Bryant, filed a restraining order on Monday against a man who she claims has been stalking her since she was a minor in high school.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Bryant filed the restraining order at the Los Angeles Superior Court. In it, she alleged that Sun Valley, California, resident Dwayne Kemp, 32, has stalked her for over a year and attempted to track her down in person this month.
"I do not feel safe," Bryant, who is 19, said in her filing, according to the LA Times. Bryant added in the filing that Kemp has direct messaged her on social media platforms, sending an Instagram message in February 2021 that said, "Im Coming To Visit Soon."
Kemp messaged Bryant saying that he wanted to have children with her and that he wanted them to be like her father, according to the filing. "Thankful For Him Birthing You, Hopefully We Can Birth Him… 'Kobe,'" Kemp wrote to Bryant in a direct message, according to NBC News.
Bryant claimed that she has suffered emotional distress because of the stalking, and is asking for Kemp to stay at least 200 yards away from her.
The proposed order alleges that this month, on November 2, Kemp showed up at USC — where Bryant is a student — with a bouquet of marigold flowers, according to the LA Times. Kemp then visited a dean's office asking for Bryant and attempted to visit her sorority on campus.
Bryant's attorney claimed that Kemp visited on November 2, because it was Día de Muertos.
"It appears that the subject was possibly referring to the Natalia's deceased father, Kobe Bryant, and referring to Natalia's Mother, Vanessa Bryant's partial Hispanic heritage," a campus police report included in the filing said, according to the LA Times.
He eventually left the flowers at her sorority and police were alerted to his behavior, Bryant's attorney said. According to the LA Times, the Los Angeles Police Department's Threat Management Unit sent Kemp a letter on November 16, alerting him that his behavior could be illegal. Kemp is now in police custody, the filing added.
Bryant's attorney said in the filing that Kemp's Instagram account was filled with photos of guns he planned to buy, like a photo of an AK-47 with the caption "next," or videos of him at gun stores. Some of those videos were posted on November 9, according to NBC News, days before he tried to visit Bryant on campus.
In the filing, Bryant's attorney highlighted his arrest record and the fact that he has a registered firearm. Bryant's attorney did not immediately return Insider's request for comment. Kemp could not immediately be reached for comment.
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