Who is Dwayne Kemp? Natalia Bryant requests restraining order from her gun-obsessed stalker
NEWPORT COAST, CALIFORNIA: Natalia Bryant, Kobe Bryant's 19-year-old daughter, claims a stalker with a criminal history involving guns has been trying everything he can to find her. She stated that she is terrified and went to court on Monday, November 21 to obtain a restraining order against Dwayne Kemp, 32, whom she claims of following her.
Natalia claims Kemp made touch with her two years ago when he was 30 and she was 17. She claims he believes they are in a love connection. According to the documents obtained by TMZ, Natalia claims she has never met or had any contact with him.
The documents state that Kemp is about to purchase at least one gun, and that sale is currently in progress. The documents further state that he has threatened to buy an AK-47 and a Glock that fires fully automatically. It becomes much worse as according to the documents, Kemp is a gun enthusiast who has been detained and/or found guilty of at least four offenses, one of which involved weapons.
Natalia claims that he has been actively looking for her ever since and that she has been living in perpetual fear as a result. He arrived at her USC sorority house and apparently turned up at one of her classes as well, according to sources with firsthand information who spoke to TMZ. Natalia further claimed that the man sent her a direct message (DM) once bearing a picture of her late father Kobe and writing, "Thankful For Him Birthing You, Hopefully We Can Birth Him… 'Kobe'", embellishing the message with a red heart. According to the documents, he hoped to have "a Kobe-like child together."
Natalia is requesting that the man be at least 200 yards away from her, her home, her job, her school, her sorority house, and her car. The LAPD is involved in the situation and is obviously in favor of obtaining a restraining order. But the judge has yet to rule.
Natalia was in court not too long ago. She was seen supporting her mom Vanessa in court as she sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department over allegedly leaking graphic images of the helicopter crash in which Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna were killed. Even though it has been over two years since the crash and no such pictures have surfaced, Vanessa Bryant is concerned that they may, as per reported by Hola! news.“For the rest of my life, one of two things will happen either close-up photos of my husband’s and daughter’s bodies will go viral online, or I will continue to live in fear of that happening,” Vanessa Bryant said in 2021.
Vanessa's lawyer, Luis Li, commented about the philanthropist and businesswoman's mental pain as a result of the pictures taken on January 26, 2020. The attorney handed Deputy Joey Cruz footage to the 10-member jury at Norwalk's Baja California Bar & Grill, presenting the photographs to a bartender who then walked away.