Natalia Bryant, the daughter of the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant, has filed a request for a restraining order towards an alleged stalker in Los Angeles, courtroom information present.
The 19-year-old College of Southern California pupil filed for a civil harassment restraining order on Monday towards Dwayne Cortez Toliver Kemp, 32, of Solar Valley, California.
The submitting states that Kemp allegedly began to harass her on social media in 2020 when she was simply 17-years-old and he was 30.
Since 2020 Kemp, described within the submitting as a web based gun fanatic, started messaging her on social media as if they’d a romantic relationship, or as if he needed to provoke such a relationship, the submitting said. She by no means met him however was fearful as he despatched kissing faces, and hearts and threatened to make undesirable in-person contact together with her, it stated.
In July 2021, Kemp is alleged to have despatched Bryant a DM with an image of her father, Kobe Bryant, and a message alluding to his hope that he and Bryant can have a Kobe-like youngster collectively, in accordance with the submitting.
“Grateful For Him Birthing You, Hopefully We Can Beginning Him… ‘Kobe,’” he wrote, the submitting stated.
The harassment “escalated over time” and he tried to seek out her on the College of Southern California campus at the very least twice, most just lately on Nov. 2., prompting her to really feel worry for her security, per the submitting.
There have been a number of witnesses to the escalating conduct together with by USC school, USC Division of Public Security and her sorority members, the submitting stated. USC and USC’s Division of Public Security didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark Tuesday morning from NBC Information.
Additional, Kemp seems to be a gun fanatic who posted about his penchant for firearms on-line, the submitting alleges.
Shortly after he tried to go to Bryant at USC on Nov 2., he posted photographs of a “Draco” and a “mini Draco” with the remark “subsequent” implying that these could be his subsequent buy, the submitting states. Each are pistol model AK-47 firearms.
The next day he posted on Instagram that he needed to buy a “Glock Swap” instantly — which is prohibited to own underneath federal legislation as it is a system that enables a semi-automatic Glock Pistol to perform as a completely automated firearm, Bryant’s lawyer wrote.
On Nov. 9, he posted three movies on his Instagram and Fb accounts within the course of of buying a rifle, additionally across the time he tried to make contact with Bryant at USC, the submitting stated.
Kemp has been arrested and or convicted at the very least 4 occasions for misdemeanors, and a type of incidents concerned a firearm, per the submitting. Info on whether or not Kemp has a lawyer was not listed.
The submitting said that USC campus police and the Los Angeles Police Division supported Bryant’s restraining order request — and Kemp’s conduct has triggered her “substantial emotional misery.”
The restraining order request asks that Kemp be required to remain at the very least 200 yards away from Bryant, her dwelling, her office, her college, her car and sorority home and the USC campus.
A subsequent listening to date is about for Dec. 14.