“Basketball Wives” cast member Gloria Govan said in a statement that her fiance, Los Angeles Lakers player Matt Barnes was wrongfully arrested on a domestic violence charge and that he has never physically abused her or her family, according to an Associated Press report.
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Govan’s statement comes a day after Barnes was arrested and booked into Sacramento County Main Jail on a felony domestic violence charge and for allegedly obstructing the use of a telephone line
Barnes had also pleaded his innocence, but he suggested Govan was at fault.
He told ABC News 10’s Bryan May,
“I was the victim but still got arrested”
and texting to him,
“U know any domestic violence situation 9 outa 10 times the man gets arrested. That’s the case here I was the victim but still got arrested. No matter what I say people are gonna think what they want…”
Barnes, a Sacramento native, was released after posting $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.